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Suffering and Evil in Christianity and Judiasm

            "Suffering is the common bond that all species share.
             Humans face the forces of suffering and evil every day in life. Because of this people on Earth who have devoted themselves to the beliefs of a religion have found explanations as to why these forces exist. Two of the most followed and well-known religions in the world are the religions of Christianity and Judaism. Got Questions.org believe that these two religions are vastly similar, with the only major difference being the religions view on Jesus Christ, however the way the religions view suffering and evil sets them apart from each other [ CITATION Got15 l 3081 ]. The definition of evil in the dictionary is 'profoundly immoral and wicked', while the definition of suffering is 'the state of undergoing pain, distress, or hardship.' Both definitions reveal the prominence of the two words are in everyday life, which is why major religions try to explain the aspects to its many followers. .
             Christianity .
             The first religion examined was Christianity. The religion of Christianity has released its own set of definitions for evil and suffering. Evil is defined in two categories: evil against one another (murder, theft, adultery) and evil against God (unbelief, idolatry, blasphemy), while suffering is defined as "the experience of physical pain and/or mental distress. On the one hand, suffering is the consequences of the flawed nature of creation. On the other hand, a person's suffering is the direct consequences of his or her violation of God's law." [ CITATION Bar14 l 3081 ] .
             The definition of suffering reveals that Christians view suffering possibly as a punishment for disobeying God and his rules, which may be a way to ensure Christians remain faithful to their religion. Another type of evil readily talked about are moral evils. Moral evils are types of sins that include murder, aggression, terrorism, violence, theft, greed, bribery, hatred, racism, discrimination, revenge, lying, deceit, slander, gossip, adultery, rape and other sexual immortality.

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