So if God didn't create evil, why does God allow evil to exist?

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    So if God didn't create evil, why does God allow evil to exist?

    No one really knows...

    Maybe because he is seeking certain outcomes under certain conditions.

    Or maybe the certain outcomes he is seeking can only be achieved through certain conditions.

    Or maybe good has no meaning if one is forced to be good.

    Or maybe he couldn't figure out how to make a one sided coin.

    Or maybe he is testing us to see who is smart enough to recognize that the good far outweighs the bad.

    Or maybe he wants us to love him for who he is and not what he can do for us.

    But whatever the reason, one thing is certain, we lack complete knowledge and he doesn't. So rather than expect him to do magical things so that bad things don't happen to good people, maybe we should ask ourself what it was we were supposed to learn from our tragedies.
     
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    Did you know your air conditioner, refrigerator and freezer don't create cold...instead they remove heat. Cold is the absence of heat. Heat is created. Cold requires no effort, no fuel, no energy expended. Cold is the natural state. Cold isn't created...it is simply the absence of a source of heat.

    I remember a movie I watched years ago...Lucifer is speaking...describing hell. Hell, he said, is being removed from the sight of God. God being the source of all that is good, and evil being the removal of good...evil only requires good to do nothing. Evil is the natural state.
     
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    No, you are looking at that wrong. Heat flows from hot to cold. Just because the universe is cooling does not mean the native state is cold. The universe started from hot and is cooling.

    No one who understands thermodynamics will agree with you on this. You said it yourself, cold is the absence of heat. Heat is not the absence of cold.
     
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    He doesn't allow it to exist. He tossed it away as rubbish.....angels that failed QC off the assembly line, per say.. WE allow it to exist.
    Without acknowledgement and repentance and attempting to avoid it( impossible in the flesh---other than One) we too become rubbish and sent to the universes dump.
    Just to show how shitty this place really is he sent his failed angels HERE.The run it, own it, rule it and destroy it-----because they HATE this fucking place.
    Pricks like Trump and Charlie Sheen and all the movie stars /more than any human could want and look how fucked up they are.
    That'll give you a glimpse of how awesome the Heaven must be----and the one that will come anew.
     
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    If you want to know where evil comes from, look in a mirror. It comes from within in us, and every time we disobey the Commandments, evil grows more powerful.
     
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    You're assuming that all fluid mechanics are Newtonian.

    Why? Why are you doing that?
     
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    So if we're made in god's image, He must have evil in Him as well.
     
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    Didn't god make everything in this universe? Then why did god make evil in the first place?
     
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    Earth is for evil to be displayed openly and eradicated once and for all. Evil represents a choice by freewill. Evil is inevitable as long as freewill in its full is allowed to exist. Let it show up then being destroyed once and for all is the way to eliminate it. That's the purpose of planet earth, such that a clean eternal Heaven is secured free of evil.
     
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    'Good' and 'evil' don't exist "out there" in the universe somewhere. They are concepts, human descriptions for mysterious and misunderstood observances, perceptions.
    As we have not yet learned to acknowledge what we know to be true about our 'conscious' mind, we continue to meander like the dinosaurs with horns and other evolutionary mistakes that could not possibly survive. In our case, it is brains that are big enough to get themselves into irretrievable trouble and not enough to avoid it. Look at how exaggerated the human skull is! It is structurally grotesque in proportion. All that brain and so little to show for it.
    Certainly, our race is capable of producing Einsteins and Mozarts, but they are so few and far between! Most of our kind are barely able to navigate life compared to a truly brilliant human.
    Society suffers under the yoke of standards that are meant to channel and control the 'mass'.
     

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