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The Nature of Evil

By Rebekah ~

Evil isn't some force that actually exists, it's a concept we assign to events that we find undesirable. Such events occur because evolution is the survival of those that are best suited for their environment, this allows room for all sorts of undesirable events to occur. People's behaviors are driven by the results of evolutionary pressures which molded their DNA and their environments.

The God hypothesis doesn't bring us any closer to a resolution to the question of how did life begin. It just pushes the question back a layer, to how did God begin? Or, if an infinitely complex being can exist forever, why not the universe?

If some infinitely intelligent and benevolent being had set evolution in motion, they would know it doesn't make sense to punish us, especially so severely, for being what we were created to be.

From the Christian perspective, how do you explain evil? Why does God give the devil so much power, to the point he can roam the entire earth and read people's minds, and even plant thoughts in their heads?

Apologists often explain this by claiming evil is necessary for there to be goodness or free will. But that really doesn't seem to be the case, and if it were, doesn't that mean Heaven must be void of goodness and free will, since we're told no evil exists there? Either Heaven is more of a "celestial North Korea" than a paradise, or there's no good Christian explanation for why a tri-omni God would even create earth and Hell with so much evil, if he could have just created Heaven with goodness and free will in tact, but without evil. Why create evil?

The naturalistic perspective explains the existence of what we see on earth much better. Most likely, nature arose naturally.