This idea of evil can even explain natural evil. People don’t only overcome evils other people cause. When a tornado destroys a town people come from all over the United States to help rebuild. When an earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, relief came from multiple countries. Without evil there wouldn’t be a need to bring relief or generosity, or kindness, but we would not be challenged to be the best person we would be either.
Evil cannot be eliminated because the motives that bring about evil, such as ambition, honor and failure that brings about envy are needed to succeed in life; it’s a part of human nature. We all have built in ethics and morals but they are fragile to some extent therefore can be easily changed. Controlling evil can be done through showing people the need for nature and nurture, helping people to be less bias by making them understand ones intent, accepting differences and controlling our inner beasts. Nurturing human beings and providing them with a safe environment to live in can have mind blowing effects on evil intentions. Babies are said to be the purest forms of humans.
Mackie says the only way to believe that evil exists, if you do believe that evil does in fact exist, is to either say God is not wholly good or not as omnipotent. The other possible outcome is to say that good is not opposed to the kind of evil that can exist or that an omnipotent
Argument Because of imperfections in the world and humanity, evil exists. God created humanity to be imperfect; Therefore, God and evil co-exist. Hick’s theodicy states that in order for humanity to improve on their soul and growth, we need pain and suffering to aid us in this process. He suggests that evil and God can co-exist since
And how does free will influence evil? This essay will explain Mackie’s argument against the theist’s three premises. It will also cover Plantinga’s argument of free will and transworld depravity. Lastly, it will discuss Walsch’s free will theodicy and how it reflects on evil. The argument states the existence of evil is impossible under the attributes of God.
Evidence reveals that human nature can be cruel and unforgiving. Unfortunately genocides still continue to happen today because there are still fascist people in the world who feel superior to other ethnic groups. Events like this teach us that equality is important and that fitting in is not more important than doing the right thing. Future genocides can simply be avoided by awareness. If we keep watch of what is going on in other countries, we can send help to suffering countries who are facing discrimination and stop genocides from getting out of hand.
The reason a person does something in the nature of evil is commonly hard for others to understand. One normally goes through many experiences which can lead them to do an action that may be considered evil. Doing evil and actually being labeled evil are two different things that can affect an individual's life
Swinburne first writes of the “freewill defense” which is because of the ability for human beings to choose morality there is good and evil within the world (Swinburne, pg.83). The author objects to the freewill argument. The first main argument by Swinburne which is the response if God is omnipotence or with unlimited power why could not he just restrict our morality to good characteristics in his likeliness? (Swinburne, pg.83-84) The second argument in “Is There a God?” which adds to the first argument is could God have dwindled our ability to be evil and granted us greater goodness while still maintaining freewill? (Swinburne, pg.84) Theist would disagree.
247) considers two solutions proposed for Hume’s argument. He writes, “One way that is frequently used is to maintain that what is commonly called evil is only an illusion, or at worst only the ‘privation’ or absence of good.” Nagel disassembles this proposition, noting in any case the suffering and misery are real; thus, this argument is insensitive to human suffering. The second proposal is, “the things called evil are evil only because they are view in isolation; they are not evil when viewed in proper perspective and in relation to the rest of creation.” Nagel concludes, if this is true, what specifically is the greater good? It is not sufficient to state some great may come about because of
Humankind has a never ending potential for malice and greed, whether it be malice directly towards others, or malice that stems from complete and utter selfishness and greed, exploiting others to take what you need or want from them. Which is why, in a world so godforsaken, the only thing you can really try to do is to not be a bother or nuisance to others, to make them think you 're good enough to keep around, good enough not to cast off like trash. The world is vain, or rather, people are vain. Anyone can say what they want, or deny it, but all anyone ever cares about is appearance. A person I know in real life once told me about how a person they