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Holocaust Theology

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Introduction

Holocaust Theology "God exists, God controls history, then it must be his will that Hitler committed six million Jews to slaughter" Richard Rubenstein is a theologian, his views are that God cannot exist because of the Holocaust. He believes that God cannot exist if so many people died and suffered. "The very fact that the Holocaust happened, therefor, proves the non existence of God" Rubenstein believes that God, if he did exist would not put all these Jews to suffer and die, if therefor proves God doesn't exist. He believes that God cannot exist due to the very event of the holocaust. "God is dead, human existence is meaningless" Rubinstein theory of the holocaust shows that God cannot exist. If God doesn't exist then what's the meaning of living? We are therefor on this earth for no meaning. Our life is meaningless, because there is no God. Emil Frackenheim experienced life in a concentration camp, his views on the holocaust was that to say " no to Hitler is to say ...read more.

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Eliezers belief is that God let is happen because he gives people freedom, if people didn't have evil then their would be no morality. People are free to behave either well or badly. If they have freedom, then there is value in behaving well. If everyone behaved well then there would be no moral value in behaving well. God has given people the freedom to behave how they like, and some people like Hitler misuse their freedom. Eliezer's belief in evil is that: "Either God is all powerful, but if not wholly good and therefore allow some evil to exists. Or that God is wholly good but not all powerful, and therefore cannot prevent evil Or that he is neither all powerful nor wholly good. The one thing the existence of evil clearly seems to rule out is that God is both all powerful and wholly good. This shows his belief in evil and why there is evil in the world. ...read more.

Conclusion

People may say that good and evil will weigh each other out, but this cannot be true. If there was God, God wouldn't but six million Jews to death, because of their sins, or because he wanted them to be with God. I believe that the whole idea that God did this for a reason, cannot be true, as what reason does anyone, or anything have for allowing something like the holocaust to happen. God is thought to be all powerful, so why did he allow the holocaust to happen? I do believe in the theory that: "Either God is all powerful, but if not wholly good and therefore allow some evil to excises. Or that God is wholly good but not all powerful, and therefore cannot prevent evil Or that he is neither all powerful nor wholly good. The one thing the existence of evil clearly seems to rule out is that God is both all powerful and wholly good." I believe that if there was a God he obviously cannot be powerful and wholly good otherwise he would not allow the holocaust to happen. ...read more.

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