I've been watching The Story of God with Morgan Freeman ~ it's a series on Netflix that Romeo stumbled on recently. The second episode deals with evil, posing the question on whether or not evil exists.....which I found very interesting. I immediately agreed that evil exists. Don't we see it every day? Mass shootings, serial killers, and of course the lesser evils that FB posts constantly of animal abuse and cruelty; included in this I place indifference ~ for example an elderly man trips and falls and no one approaches to help. Interestingly, In Hiduism, it is believed that good and evil exists naturally as an integral part of creation itself. Not all evil is attributed to man ~ it can be caused by demons, gods and deities (interesting distinction, I thought they were the same thing). Buddists believe that we all live with the good and evil inside of all of us ~ a duality that must be fought daily.
Morgan Freeman narrates The Story of God and does not limit himself to Christianity. He travels the world to ask religious leaders and followers for answers to the question he poses at the beginning of each episode. If nothing else, it is an education of the myriad of practices over the globe. Some are recognizable (to Americans) and some are exotic, beautiful, or strange and incomprehensible. Curiosity takes me to strange and wonderful places.
I did hear back from our grad student instructor. I thought she took the criticism rather well ~ she did say she appreciated the feedback, that she would be careful to explain in a "more linear way" and that class would become easier as we get further into it. So, time will tell. If I could though, I would switch to the Medieval traveler class. Life is ever filled with disappointments and regrets....haha.
And now for some lighter thoughts.....
Have a wonderful weekend!