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    God Allows Evil Essay

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    I believe that God allows evil to exist for reasons that we do not understand, but I also believe that he was not the one who created it. I believe that God created man, and that man created evil. According to the bible, God The reason as to why God allows evil may never be known, but others have arrived at the conclusion that God must want to teach people a lesson. Another theory is that he literally cannot or will not do anything to stop evil from happening because he gave us free will. Regardless as to why he allows it to happen, the bible states that he will judge Earth’s inhabitants and he will at this time banish evil forever. This day is known as Judgement day in the Christian bible, and the purpose of it is to give humans another chance at eternal life. Adam and Eve lost their right to this when they sinned, and caused the rest of their descendants to sin and eventually die. According to some people, the existence of evil proves that there is no God. Their argument is that if God really did exist (and he was a good/omnipotent God), then evil would not exist because he would not allow it to. These people are looking for answers as to why the cruelty and evil from events such the Crusades or the Holocaust were allowed to happen. Their argument comes from a place of compassion and justice for the victims of evil and cruelty (which eventually is all of us). This is a fair question that I believe deserves an answer. A second criticism of God is based on natural evil,…

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    Many wonder what is the root of all evil and most conclude that people are simply innately evil or have a darkness in them that is waiting to show itself. The topic of evil and where it really comes from has caused a debate among many people who take a variety of stances. One such person, William Golding, writes a novel called Lord of the Flies to display his position on the topic of evil. Through his character’s in Lord of the Flies, Golding conveys his opinion that humans are born with natural…

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    Descartes has written six meditations on First Philosophy, with some being more important than the other. The third meditation does seem to stand out among the rest as the most important. The goal of this meditation is to find out if there is a God and whether or not God is a deceiver. After reading the third meditation, you take a step back to realize the importance of what the meditation had uncovered. There are different types of Ideas, which might not seem so important to the whole…

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    Mr.Hoo killed Sam Westing. Mr Westing stole his disposable diaper idea and made millions, but it was Mr.Hoo’ s idea. Which made Mr.Hoo get mad at Sam Westing, and being mad is a good motive to kill someone. Mr.Hoo is a mean man. Mr.Hoo is jealous of Mr.westing because he did not make millions of dollars. Mr.Hoo is poor and must work. Mr.Hoo behaves in an abusive manner by insulting him. If Mr.Hoo is abusive and insulting he may have killed Sam Westing. This shows that he is a mean…

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    Onto the actual title of the poem, “Power.” Is power a force for good? Can it be possible, or is it corrupt by nature? Whether power is good or not depends on who holds it. As Rich illustrates in her poem, power can be good for others but could be damaging to oneself. Power, however, cannot be possessed–but instead it can posses. With the words of Michel Foucault to back this up, power is not a possession, rather, it is the relationship between entities that determines knowledge and discourse to…

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    The Existence of God and the Devil Demon In Descartes’s piece of philosophical writing, “Meditations on First Philosophy”, he argues that he has the idea of God, therefore God exists. In my paper, I will contend that the same argument will not apply for the possibility of the Evil Demon. In the beginning of the Meditations, Descartes claims if he want to establish the stability of anything in science, he must start over from the foundations. He set the standard for knowledge, which must be…

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    One can argue that man’s human nature is both inherently good and evil, but it is through the sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden that each generation born after them was no longer born without shame, which Hsun Tzu does a great job of showing how man’s nature is inherently evil. Hsun Tzu was a Chinese scholar who followed the Confucian belief who lived from 300-230 BCE. He wrote this piece of literature explaining how man is not born with an innocent or pure nature, meaning that in the…

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    1.Event-Causal Model of Human Agency and Its Difficulties Davidson proposes a ‘single line’ event-causal model of human agency, attempting to bring intentional states and actions into a single causal chain: an agent’s intentional states (or events), such as beliefs, desires and intentions, cause some bodily movement called ‘basic action’ to happen. There are different descriptions of this basic action, and under some of them, this action is intentional. (Davidson 2001/1963, 2001/1971) Even…

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    In the article “Ethical and Social Issues in Antidoping Strategies in Sport” by Norman C. Fost, it gives reasons about how the prohibition drugs in athletics have moral principles. Fost is arguing about how prohibiting such drugs is no clear moral principles. I will be analyzing two argument claims in the article of Fost and will also be evaluating Frost’s argument in agreeing with his arguments and reasons. Fost argues about what things are harmful and explains why it is not a good moral claim…

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    Austin Briffa Professor Lund Honors Philosophy of Science 12-04-16 Miracles: A Scientific and Religious Analysis The concept of a miracle has been etched into our society for centuries. It’s a word that is used quite often in colloquial language, such as when one hears good news. To many, they are attributed to supernatural entities, saints, and prophets, such as those found in Judeo-Christian scripture. From parting the Red Sea to turning water into wine, these mystical events have captured…

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