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1 How does this picture make you feel? What ‘evil’ does this picture show?

2 How does this picture make you feel?

3 What ‘evil’ does this picture show?

4 How does this picture make you feel? What ‘evil’ does this picture show?

5 How does this picture make you feel? What ‘evil’ does this picture show?

6 How does this picture make you feel? What ‘evil’ does this picture show?

7 Evil Objective: To explore what we mean by evil. Outcome: 1. How do we define evil? 2. Be able to explain why evil causes a problem for Christians. 3. Know some responses for the problem of evil. (Completed for H/W)

8 1. How do we define evil? Natural evil is...Moral evil is... Evil is.... The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it. – Albert Einstein All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy – Alexander Scott. My own definition of evil is....

9 2. Problem of evil for Christians Go back to the definition of God we explored in earlier lessons. Use this to explain why evil is a problem for believers. Evil causes a problem for Christians because....

10 Pastor Martin Niemöller In Germany they first came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me — and by that time no one was left to speak up. Use pictures to explain what this poem is saying What is pastor Niemoller saying about evil.

11 The problem of evil Copy this triangle – fill in the gaps. Why do you think its called the inconsistent triad Evil exists God is omni... God is omni God is omni benevolent (all

12 3. Responses to evil. Some people may say that suffering is a ‘necessary evil’. What do you think they mean by this? Mind-map what may be reasons for evil and suffering to exist.

13 Christian responses to evil. 1.It is a test 2.We would not be free without evil 3.It helps us to learn 4.We could not appreciate the good if not for the bad 5.It’s a punishment (vote with your feet, 1 being agree – 5 being disagree) H/W – write your opinion next to each one, e.g. I do not agree that evil is a test because....


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