What would be a Socratic dialog on the problem with evil?
Socratic dialogue takes place in small groups and is designed to think both independentally and reflectively. The facilator's role is to encourage the group in seeking an understanding and/or consensus with regard to a topic. The idea is to increase knowledge and understanding of the topic through the discussion. So a socratic dialogue on the topic of evil could include questions like: How is evil defined? How is evil recognized. Can an evil act lead to a positive consequence? Can evil be unintentional. The open and honest answers of the group is essential. No one must be willing to provide pat answers or unwilling to give uncomfortable or controversial answers if the understanding of the topic is being advanced.