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Why God Created the World so Badly

Author(s): Ľuboš Rojka, Júlia Halamová
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Theology and Religion, Philosophy of Religion
Published by: Teologická fakulta Trnavskej univerzity
Keywords: philosophy of good and evil;ethics;religion;God;Creator;post-traumatic growth;

Summary/Abstract: The so called problem of evil, in which the existence of physical and psychological suffering discredits that the world was created by an omnipotent, omniscient, and perfectly good God, and disrupts the overall Christian conception of human life. The goal of the paper is to show in what way the existence of evil does not contradict the theistic conception of the world. On the contrary, evil in the world can play an important role in the development of the universe and in the ethical and moral development of humans. The most recent psychological studies show that difficult situations, with a training and thanks to empathy and support from loved ones, can be transformed into a post-traumatic growth, which consists in a discovery of new opportunities, development of new skills, courage, self-confidence, a deeper perception of the meaning of life, more valuable and more honest interpersonal relationships, and closer relationship with God.

  • Issue Year: 5/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 17-29
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Slovak