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Last name 1First name Last nameInstructor’s NameCourse Number7/3/18The Existence (or Non-existence) of GodDialogue: A. – The world is full of pain, injustice and evil. Children are killed during military conflicts and die of hunger in peacetime. Women suffer from domestic violence. Men lose their jobs due to global economic and financial crisis, and are unable to provide income for their families. There are millions of orphans abandoned by their parents for no reason and there are millions of families desperately trying to have a baby for years. If God existed, why would he allow the world and people he created experience so many hardships and miseries?B. – You are not the first and, certainly, not the last person to ask this question. It seems quite justified and reasonable. Yet, it takes into account a very narrow perspective. People prefer to analyze and evaluate things based on their own perception of the world only. However, humanlife expectancy is too short to enable people form global judgements. From a wider perspective, the question of the reasons for the existence of evil in the universe is similar to a mayfly’s misunderstanding of the concept of a week, a month and a year because this insect lives one day only. How can people evaluate God’s grand plan, if they live for several decades only? They are simply deprived of the possibility to look at things in a different light. The world exists accordingto a certain general order. People are able to understand “what belongs to the natural order, but cannot fully understand the moral order” (Leibniz 12), i.e. the occurrence of evil, as well as instances of miracles.
Last name 2A. – Even if I agree with you that God’s grand plan incorporates both good and bad phenomena, and people are simply shortsighted to embrace it in detail and from a global perspective, we are living in the twenty-first century and our science has provided enough evidence proving Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. We know that God did not create us. It was the natural process of selection and biological evolution. Thus, the story about Adam and Eve

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