The Problem Of Evil And The Field Of Social Work

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The problem of evil can be one of the hardest obstacles to overcome when it comes to believing in God. The fact that evil does not disprove God’s existence but, rather the existence of evil can be argued for the existence of God. The following will analyze the coexistence of God and evil through a series of steps in order to better defend the Christian faith through the intellectual defense, emotional arguments and connections to the field of social work. My professional future will be comprised of becoming a social worker focusing on wounded veterans returning to the civilian world. The reintegration of troops into society has produced drastic complications. Combat veterans return with physical and moral injuries that are little understood by society. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Moral Injury, and Traumatic Brain Injuries are trademarked injuries of a deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. The complications and injuries have led to the highest suicides among returning troops which now stand at twenty-two every single day. Moral injury is one of these invisible yet deadly wounds from war. Combat veterans with moral injury struggle with, “moral and ethical ambiguities of war” (David Wood 2014). Moral injury can be defined by psychological trauma that results when someone violates their own moral code. Those who do make it home from war zone become a patriotic version of the walking dead; unable to connect to the world around them. The unfathomable atrocities of war and
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