The term theodicy comes from the Greek ‘theos’ meaning god, plus ‘dike’ meaning justice, so theodicy literally means god’s justice. Is it appropriate for us to consider the possibility that each tsunami, earthquake, tornado, flood, drought, or storm is God passing judgement? How can a god who is supposed to be omniscience, omnipotent, omnipresent, and omin-benevolent allow such disasters let alone be responsible?
Many theologians along with some modern-day evangelists would agree that God uses natural disasters to pass judgement on man. Hurricane Katrina, the earthquake in Haiti, the tsunami in Japan are all events God used to wipe out evil.
In our project we will present and rebut the idea that God is passing judgement each time the Earth groans. Our main argument will focus on the devastation due to an earthquake
in Haiti. We will present personal testimonies of people effected by the tragedy, along with interviews and additional news coverage. Our Torah discussion will center round Ecclesiastes and Job, and may include short exerts from Genesis and Exodus.
Our media presentation will include original photographs belonging to a member of the group, along with additional news coverage shots. Past interviews and broadcasts done by evangelical ‘Christian’ will also be included.
Ashley, Da’Keisha, Brandon, Susan, Suzi