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Unformatted text preview: sufferings and sins of the human race throughout history. But once again, is universalism a great enough good to justify the amount of evil, the amount of sin and sufferings, of the human race throughout history? • This at least opens the door to karma as one “fair” way to explain the suffering of some and the relative well being of others, and so the cycle of rebirths (reincarnation) paves the path to perfecting one’s self. • While these views are prevalent in Far East (Indian) religions, Hinduism and forms of Buddhism, we find it also among some Jewish mystics, e.g., in Kabbalah, and in the teachings of Christian anthroposophy. The mainstream monotheisms do not subscribe to the possibility of multiple lives (see Stewart, p. 199, question 5....
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This note was uploaded on 09/16/2010 for the course PHIL 206 taught by Professor Draper during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.
- Spring '08