Good And Evil : Good Or Evil?

928 WordsFeb 18, 20154 Pages
Good and evil are very difficult terms to define. Some would seek help from their religions to help them determine whether a person is good or evil. Within Judaism and Christianity there are many ideas about who or what is good or evil. Many of these ideas contradict one another. It seems as though good and evil is based more on perspective than a set in stone definition. “Good” people in Judaism and Christianity are people who fear their God and strive to please Him. Sometimes they would even do sacrifice rituals. The Book of Job clearly shows a man who fears his God so much that even when he loses everything he owns, he is just as faithful. Job only questioned God’s motives for a moment. When God appeared in a Theophany, Job was overwhelmed and believed God when he said that Job was just a small part of the world He created and that Job could not possibly comprehend the universe as a whole. The book of Job is seen as a test of faith. The author of the Book of Job would define the evil in the world as a test of faith. Not everyone believed that evil was a test of faith. Many people questioned why God would have to take everything away and make them suffer like that, especially for someone as good and loyal as Job. Job’s friends in the story believe that Job must have done something to deserve such punishment. They would define evil as a divine punishment. However, this idea was abandoned on November 1, 1755 when the Lisbon earthquake killed 50,000 people and destroyed

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