Introduction to re i completed gcse re in 2013, therefore you may find these notes slightly out of date, however the specifications don't tend to change that much the exam board i took the exam with was aqa and i did the full course specification b and did units 2 and 4, so my notes. Evil and suffering this was a theory originally developed by epicurus in the 3rd century , stating that god either cannot, or will not prevent evil this is very difficult for a christian to reconcile with the omnibenevolant and omnipotent god in the old testement. 2018 update for an introduction to the problem of evil and suffering new 9-1 ks3 converted levels as part of the learning outcomes hopefully this will be helpful to some. Evil and suffering are necessary they are part of god’s plan for us suffering should be endured because even if we cannot see the reason for it, we should understand that it is necessary to bring us closer to god to enable god to complete his purposes. The positive value of suffering – evil can be seen as essential to life ie hunger leads to pain, which leads to the desire to feed, ensuring the continuance of life it can also be seen to be a warning to an illness.
Evil is a state of mind, within all humans and if we have a bad experience in life it triggers out emotion of hate so that people deliberately cause suffering as they feel pain theodicy there is a morally sufficient reason to explain the existence of evil. Second, god may be letting evil run its course in order to prove that evil is malignant and that suffering, which is the unfortunate product of evil, is further proof that anything contrary to god’s will is bad, harmful, painful, and leads to death (gen 2:17 rom 6:23. Why is there suffering related media i what are the causes of suffering god had to make us with choice, which includes the choice not to love – and that makes sin, evil, pain and suffering possible iv why does god allow natural disaster and disease it is a part of a sinful world god lowered the perfection of creation (from the. Why is there suffering introduction in day-to-day human experience we are faced with various types of suffering and evil the concept of suffering causes some people to lose their faith in the existence of god.
Supporting resource for the new a/as religious studies component 2 - philosophy of religion this unit focuses on the problem of evil and suffering theme philosophy of religion religion files introducing key terms key terms types of evil the logical problem of evil and problem of suffering. An introduction to the problem of evil designed for people studying philosophy of religion at as/a2 level in future parts of the series i will examine the a. The sin, evil, and suffering that has come into the world is a result of mankind’s misuse of his freedom and not only did evil originate with mankind’s misuse of freedom in the garden of eden, the majority of evil today is the result of people continuing to misuse their freedom. Of course there, is an aspect of suffering which many people believe we can, and should, live without, and this is unnecessary suffering typically associated with the problem of evil in theology, a theodicy is an argument used to justify the goodness and justice of god, in a world where there are evil and suffering. In part ‘b’ gcse rs questions, you will be asked to give your own point of view and the reasons why you think that you will need to decide what you research the beliefs about evil and suffering of one of religions above ii in your group make a presentation about what you have found out.
Moral evil- actions done by humans which cause suffering natural evil-things which cause suffering but have nothing to do with humans, eg earthquakeschristians believe god is all-powerful, all-loving and all-knowing so evil should not exist because evil does exist it leads to a number of possibilities. Suffering and the problem of evil free will is not free if we can only choose the good, so god does not prevent us from choosing evil suffering is the price we pay for this freedom to choose. A2 rs - the problem of evil study play natural evil evil that occurs as a result of things like earthquakes, forest fires, tsunamis etc moral evil - some suffering can lead to greater good - god is omnipotent, omnibenevolent and omniscient - if god really is all of these, then gratuitous evil should not exist. Previously created for ks4 - now adapted for ks3 (year 9) using levels, diamond ranking and afl using mini white boards and self/peer assessment.
Specification at a glance this qualification is linear linear means that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course. Yet evil and suffering does exist, prompting the statements: 1) god created all things 2) evil is a thing 3) therefore, god created evil if the first two premises are true, the conclusion is inescapable there theodicies that try to offer an explanation for the problem of evil such as the theodicy of st augustine and irenaeus. Philosophy, ethics and religious studies resources for new gcse 2016. Evil & suffering board game in your groups you need to design a new board game covering the problems of evil and suffering against god’s existence.