Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
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The Fusion Seminar
Join Fr. Mario Arroyo on a journey through this special DVD Series on:
Why Evil Exits
The Great Courses DVD presentations are by Prof. Charles Mathewes
Why do humans do evil? What is behind "man's inhumanity to man," the troubling fact of human actions that produce suffering and destruction? Is it ultimately a spiritual or cosmic problem?
Is it a consequence of social systems or power structures? Or is it some inner deficit of human nature, lurking in the shadow world of our psychology?
Why, in the end, does evil exist?
The Scope of this seminar.
From the ancient Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh to the terror attacks of 9/11, the problem of theodicy?explaining the existence of evil in a divinely governed or morally ordered world?has been at the heart of every major religion and many secular philosophical worldviews, as well.
Charting the various formulations of this problem and the different answers people in the West have given to it are the goals of this series. We will examine the history of cultural definitions of the problem of evil and the ?solutions? devised for living in its shadow.
The problem of evil encompasses both "natural" and "moral" evil. Certainly, human suffering due to nature?death, disease, natural disasters, and the like?is troubling enough. But human malice adds an entirely distinct kind of difficulty, for human evil comes out of humanity's distinctively moral character
The same energies of intellect and will that led mankind to cure innumerable diseases and put men on the moon led us also to poison gas and ICBMs; the capacities for emotional attachment and imaginative empathy that led to the expansion of fellow-feeling and genuine compassion for others we will never meet have led equally to our fear and hatred of those same others at other times.
- What does the fact of human cruelty and malice tell us about the ultimate fate of morality and religious belief?
- How best should we understand such malice, and how might we best respond to its reality in our lives and the lives of those around us?
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We meet each Wednesday in Room 219 of the parish education center.
No registration is necessary
Snacks provided from 7:00p to 7:30p when class begins
Men and Women from 18 to 35 years of age face a particular set of challenges in life.
You are either entering college, making your way through college, or in the early stages of finding your way through the "work" world. You may be seriously considering having a life partner and pondering the ultimate direction of your life.
Basically, you are trying to survive in the "Real World."
Most of the "advice" you find out there is not going to give you any kind of intelligent interpretation of your Catholic faith and you are less likely to find it from most professors in secular colleges. As a matter of fact, the chances of being ridiculed for your faith are extremely high.
This raises the question, "What do I do?
If this sounds like where you are at, "Fusion" is for you.
The Fusion Seminar
St. Cyril Education Center, Room 219
10503 Westheimer Road
Houston TX 77042 US
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If you need more information you can call: 713-789-1250
or email us at: Fusion@stcyrilhouston.org
**** Description taken from Why Evil Exists on the Great Courses website