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12 MAY, 2017(MAINS)

TODAYS ANSWER WRITING CHALLENGE FROM PHILOSOPHY PAPER – 2 – PART B

 

Q1. Is God the cause of natural evil? Explain. (2015/10/200 words)

 

Please write the answer in comments section

  • Ashish

    The term ‘evil’ refers to physical pain, mental suffering and moral wickedness. Natural evils are bad consequences that apparently derive entirely from the operations of impersonal natural forces. Ex- suffering produced by natural calamities such as earthquakes, cyclones, floods, famines etc.

    Theists say that natural evils are created by God and they said it was done for the promotion of goodness and to punish the evils. But this view was criticised by Atheists by saying that if natural evils are creation of God then we have no right to interfere or minimize the impact of natural evil. Also, during natural calamities not only evils but good hearted people and animals also suffer.

    When theists were unable to scientifically explain the natural evil, they blindly put the blame on God. However, modern science provides scientific evidence to explain the natural evil. In fact, natural evils are inevitable and are regarded as necessary to balance the energy flow of the atmosphere. Hence, God is not the cause of natural evil.