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In a world recently rocked by the intense pain and rage of disaster the threat of evil has once again made its way into the hearts and mind of everyone The mass destruction of the World Trade Center and the subsequent massacre has served as an emphasis for a theory long understood by the human race and frequently feared by it as well Fear is not an uncommon reaction to a force or entity that cannot be controlled by others To successfully discuss the concept of evil as it pertains to the literature of the Old Testament and relate a relevant conclusion to the present days events certain assumptions must be made Firstly there must be a suspension of belief in reality and a temporary trust in the concept of God at very least in the critical sense A number of important questions must also be answered to develop a basis for the determination of evil Only through careful analysis of the many underlying factors of our own nature will the nature of Gods evil be understood Metacognitively it is important to realize that any determination of evil is based entirely on the moral and ethical values we have been ingrained with since birth Evil in our sense of the word is frequently categorized as causing harm to someone else with intent In evaluating Gods evil it is important to realize that God is by definition omnipotent and omniscient Due to these factors it is likely that God knows something mere mortals could never possibly hope to understand It is because of this that God can be thought to have a justice system far beyond what humans can hope to comprehend because of his power The Book of Job attempts to reduce Gods system of justice to a level that we can understand and the culmination of this act is the realization that Gods justice cannot be understood Our own definition of evil is flawed
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