Position Paper on Harold Kushner’s Philosophy

Position Paper on Harold Kushner’s Philosophy

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When something bad happens to a person who is good then people tend to wonder why a person  like that has to go through pain and suffering and also why he or she has to pay a price in terms of life and happiness and also how that one person’s death or suffering effects his or her loved ones. Harold Kushner, who is a Jewish Rabbi, discusses the random deaths and suffering that generally happen to people, like accidents or terminal diseases like cancer or Multiple Sclerosis.  According to him, people try to rationalize the incidents to satisfy their own need to give an answer as to why a person died prematurely or why her children had to suffer because of that.  This paper argues that Kushner’s reasoning is invalid. (more…)

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