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Who would you say is the worst example of evil?. What is Evil ? 1.To define “evil” (Level 3) 2.To explain with evidence whether evil is something real.

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1 Who would you say is the worst example of evil?

2 What is Evil ? 1.To define “evil” (Level 3) 2.To explain with evidence whether evil is something real or not (Level 4/5) 3.To evaluate where moral evil comes from (Level 6) Is there a force of evil?

3 Who are the Faces of Evil ? Name some that you know & tell your partner what evil they did. Fred West Myra Hindley Andrei Breitvik Adam Lanza Chairman Mao Adolf Hitler 1.Choose & describe 3 of the most evil 2.Explain what do you think makes someone really evil? Fr. Tony Walsh Hitler – genocide of 6 million Jews, 2 million Poles, WW2 Fred West – tortured, raped, killed 11 women, at home Moors Murderer – abused, tortured, killed 5 children Chairman Mao – famine, prison, execution on million Chinese as part of communist rule Shot 20 kids, 6 teachers, own mother then himself. Abused hundreds of children as a priest. Abuse was covered up for 20 years. 2 bombs in Norway, then shooting spree on youth holiday camp

4 1.EVIL IS A LACK OF EFFORT TO DO GOOD 2.EVIL IS A SPIRITUAL FORCE 3. EVIL IS JUST A POINT OF VIEW 4.EVIL COMES FROM WITHIN MIND & HEART 5. EVIL IS THE ABSENCE OF GOOD Which statements suggest “there is no such thing as evil” ?

5 Is Evil real ? EVIL IS A SPIRITUAL FORCE “The next day an evil spirit came over Saul, and he raged in his house”. Jesus cured many who had evil spirits and were possessed by demons. EVIL IS A PSYCHOLOGICAL FORCE FROM WITHIN “It is a man's own mind that lures him to evil ways.” (Buddha) Jesus said: “It is from within, from the human heart, that evil intentions come” EVIL IS A POINT OF VIEW Nobody thinks they do evil. It is left to the victim to decide. A flood could be a disaster, or a business opportunity to rebuild EVIL IS ABSENCE OF GOOD “As dark is only the absence of light, so evil is the absence of goodness”. (Aquinas) EVIL IS LACK OF EFFORT “Evil is done without effort, naturally. Good is the product of a work.” (Baudelaire) There is no such thing as “evil” There is such a thing as “evil” 1.Write the 2 headings as columns. 2.Underneath each heading, write out ONE quote that matches it (boxes). 3.What is your opinion? Is evil real? Explain, discussing some of this evidence.

6 Which definition of evil is this video supporting? 1.EVIL IS A LACK OF EFFORT TO DO GOOD 2.EVIL IS A SPIRITUAL FORCE 3.EVIL IS JUST A POINT OF VIEW 4.EVIL COMES FROM WITHIN MIND & HEART 5.EVIL IS THE ABSENCE OF GOOD Do you agree?

7 EVIL IS A LACK OF EFFORT TO DO GOOD EVIL IS A SPIRITUAL FORCE EVIL IS JUST A POINT OF VIEW EVIL COMES FROM WITHIN MIND & HEART EVIL IS THE ABSENCE OF GOOD Is evil as “corruption of good” the best explanation of why these people are evil? Hitler – genocide of 6 million Jews, 2 million Poles, WW2 Fred West – tortured, raped, killed 11 women, at home Moors Murderer – abused, tortured, killed 5 children Chairman Mao – famine, prison, execution on million Chinese as part of communist rule Shot 20 kids, 6 teachers, own mother then himself. Abused hundreds of children as a priest. Abuse was covered up for 20 years. 2 bombs in Norway, then shooting spree on youth holiday camp Discuss why these people do evil, using your definitions. *Explain why you disagree with a different one.

8 Evil is Real. Do you agree ? A. Give one opinion. Give evidence/ a quote to support this point of view. Explain why this quote is good evidence for this opinion. B. Give a second opinion, why some people might disagree. Give a quote to support this. Explain why this quote is good evidence for this opinion. C. Explain your own personal opinion. Give new evidence to support it. Explain why you disagree with the opposite viewpoint.


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