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A religious response
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Outline: Evil vs. suffering Causes of suffering The meaning of suffering Responses to suffering God’s role in suffering and evil Natural vs. Moral evil
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What is suffering? Dukkha the first “noble truth” of Buddhism: to live is to experience suffering ( video ) Evil is… that which makes life difficult That which impacts negatively on our life “Evil” is external – that which is done to us “Suffering” is internal – our response to what happens to us Why do the innocent suffer? Roberta Hestenes
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Explaining evil: the cause Karmic justice Punishment for Sin Satan/the Devil Human free will Evil is not real (it’s merely the absence of good, an illusion, a mistake in human thinking, with no real substance of it’s own)
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More explanations: no absolutes Relativity of good and bad: Cosmic balance Personal, limited perspective A blessing in disguise? (a Taoist Story) Which explanation makes the most sense to you?
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