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by purplesoup
Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is Suffering Evil in Christian Theology
Replies: 9
Views: 1314

Re: Is Suffering Evil in Christian Theology

Thanks Blaggard - not really convinced from your quotes what that says about suffering. "Suffer little children" just means "let little children" surely? Similarly with Job - that just seems to be saying if people are suffering it *doesn't* mean they are evil or have done wrong - although of course ...
by purplesoup
Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is Suffering Evil in Christian Theology
Replies: 9
Views: 1314

Re: Is Suffering Evil in Christian Theology

Well if suffering isn't evil then of course why shouldn't God allow suffering? I see in the wikipedia entry on Christianity and evil the word "suffer" never appears: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil#Judeo-Christian It seems people get in quite a muddle over the two concepts, people think because th...
by purplesoup
Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: About the Magazine
Topic: Philosophy Now 101 - Plato and Democracy
Replies: 1
Views: 2673

Re: Philosophy Now 101 - Plato and Democracy

There's a BBC world service poll mentioned on the news today. http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/bbc-freedom-poll-2014.pdf Couple of findings: Majorities of Americans (54%) and Germans (51%) do not feel free from government surveillance, while in contrast, strong majorities feel free of surveill...
by purplesoup
Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: Is Suffering Evil in Christian Theology
Replies: 9
Views: 1314

Is Suffering Evil in Christian Theology

I'm currently doing the AQA A Level in philosophy and we have come to the topic of "God and Evil". The "God" in question appears to be the "God of classical theism", in particular all good and all powerful. However the evil in question is defined in terms of suffering - in particular undue suffering...
by purplesoup
Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Local Discussion Groups
Topic: Ipswich Suffolk
Replies: 2
Views: 3433

Ipswich Suffolk

A "Philosophy in Pubs" Philosophy Discussion group meets in The Dove in Ipswich, Suffolk, the first Tuesday of every month. As it happens today (as of posting, obviously) is the first Tuesday of the month, and this evening we are discussing "How Educated does the electorate need to be for a democrac...