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“Evil – the infliction of pain upon sentient beings – is one of the most longstanding and serious problems of human existence.” preferace Personification of evil. Preferace What people believed happened “the essence of evil is abuse of a sentient being, a being that can feel pain. It is the pain that matters. Evil is grasped by the mind immediately and immediately felt my the emotions; it is sensed as hurt and deliberately inflicted. The existance of evil required no further proof: I am; therefore I suffer evil.” The perception of evil is a direct, immediate experience of something done to an individual. Hindu principle of ahimsa , respect for every living being, for every creature that can feel. Violence of mankind springs from our animal nature. The devil is a phenomenon of enormous and perennial power in or over the human spirit. Perceptions of evil originated in the minds of individuals, people who were fully alive
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Unformatted text preview: and who as persons demand our attention. God has 2 faces. In monotheism the god may b thought of as embodying 2 opposite tendencies in one person. In poluthiesm, where the god nature is expressed in terms of many gods, the individual deity may llikewise have two souls within one breast or some of the gods may b considered good and others evil. Brahma is called the creation ane destruction of all people. He creates the harmful of benign, gentle or cruel truthful or false PG Ppg 122 121 important hunk mythologically and philosophically, powerful currents in greek thought advanced the movement from religious monism to dualism. There currents were to some extent followed in the thought of the Hebrews. Pg 173. Pg 174 Pg 220 Pb 248...
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2008 for the course HIST 102 taught by Professor Wanke during the Fall '08 term at Oregon State.

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