Is evil created by God?i think that God is all good posessing good qualities He can't make evil. god is light and evil is darkness how light could generate darkness. evil is something which God has...

Is evil created by God?

i think that God is all good posessing good qualities He can't make evil. god is light and evil is darkness how light could generate darkness. evil is something which God has not made because when a child is born he is pure at heart and good. afterwards in life evil creep into him. so God is not the creator of evil.

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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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Evil is not created by God. Evil results out of original sin in the Garden of Eden. God gave man freedom of choice and because of this original sin occurred and is the seed for all other sins and evilness that follows. God created the world in perfect sunchronization, and therefore if light is paired with dark, day is paired with night, good must be paired with evil.

That being said, if one believes this, then it might follow that even though evil exists, it has not power other than what God gives it in order to achieve his will.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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If God created the whole universe, then God must have created the possibility of evil.  For example, God created Satan and Satan is evil, so God must have at least allowed evil to exist.  I do not think you can get around that -- if God created the universe and evil exists, then God must have at least caused evil to be possible (presumably so as to give us free will).

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picturesque | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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Evil is nothing in itself it is only the absence of good. It has no identity on its own. As darkness is nothing but only the absence of light.

Evil is not created at all by God but it is only the absence of good.

Islam and concept of Evil

Let us remind the reader that Islam defines evil only as a shadow created by the lack of light. It is not a positive existence in itself. We can imagine a source of light (a lamp or the sun), but we cannot imagine any object as a source of darkness. The only way in which an object becomes a source of darkness is through its ability to obstruct light. Likewise, it is only the absence of goodness that constitutes evil. The grades of evil are only determined by the opacity of the obstructing medium.

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picturesque | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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Before getting into the question of whether evil is created by God or not?? we should get to know as to what evil is?

 

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