"DID GOD CREATE EVIL?"
Did God create Evil? This will make you think for a while. At a certain college,
there was a professor with a ! reputation for being tough on Christians.
At the first class every semester, he asked if anyone was a Christian and
proceeded to degrade them and to mock their statement of faith.
One semester, he asked the question and a young man raised his hand when
asked if anyone was a Christian. The professor asked, "Did God make everything,
young man?" He replied, "Yes sir He did!" The professor responded, "If God
made everything, then He made evil." The student didn't have a response and
the professor was happy to have once again proved the Christian faith to
be a myth.
Then another man raised his hand and asked, "May I ask you something, sir?"
"Yes, you may," responded the professor. The young man stood up and said
"Sir, is there such thing as cold?" "Of course there is, what kind of question
is that? Haven't you ever been cold?"
The young man replied, "Actually, sir, cold! doesn't exist. What we consider
to be cold, is really an absence of h eat. Absolute zero is when there
is absolutely no heat, but cold does not really exist. We have only created
that term to describe how we feel when heat is not there." The young man
continued, "Sir, is there such a thing as dark?"
Once again, the professor responded "Of course there is." And once again,
the student replied "Actually, sir, darkness does not exist. Darkness is
really only the absence of light. Darkness is only a term man developed to
describe what happens when there is no light present."
Finally, the young man asked, "Sir, is there such thing as evil?"
The professor responded, "Of course. We have rapes, and murders and violence
everywhere in the world, those things are evil."
The student replied, "Actually, sir, evil does not exist. Evil is simply
the absence of God. Evil is a term man developed to describe the absence
of God. God did not create evil. It isn't like ! truth, or love, which exist
as virtues like heat or light. Evil is simply the state where God is not
present, like cold without heat or darkness without light." The professor
had nothing to say............