does evil exists
"WHAT IS EVIL, WHAT DOES IT MEAN, DOES IT EVEN EXISTS?", FEW QUESTIONS WHICH REMAIN UNANSWERED. BUT NOW WE HAVE THE EXPLANATION FOR IT. READ MORE TO KNOW!

INTRODUCTION

THE ‘EXISTENCE OF EVIL’ HAS BEEN A SUBJECT OF CONTROVERSY AND ARGUMENT FOR DECADES. SOME BELIEVE THAT EVIL EXISTS, WHILE OTHERS SAY IT DOESN’T. I BELIEVE THE CORE REASON FOR THIS ARGUMENT LIES IN THE VERY DEFINITION OF THIS WORD ‘EVIL,’ WHICH HAS BEEN UNCLEAR FOR CENTURIES. ONE DOESN’T FIND A WIDE RANGE OF DISTINCTIVE OPINIONS FROM PEOPLE WHEN ASKED ABOUT IT’S EXISTENCE. MOST OF US BELIEVE IT DOES. BUT TO DETERMINE THAT, ITS IMPORTANT  TO KNOW WHAT EVIL ACTUALLY MEANS AT THE FIRST PLACE. 

THIS BLOG IS JUST AN ATTEMPT TO BRING ABOUT THE ACTUAL MEANING OF EVIL BY USING THE BIBLE AND FEW SCIENTIFIC FACTS AND HENCE DETERMINE ITS EXISTENCE.

BIBLICAL ASPECT OF ‘EVIL’

THE BIBLE RECORDS THE WORD ‘EVIL’ IN MANY PLACES AND INSTANCES BUT IT’S DEFINITION IS NOT CLEARLY MENTIONED ANYWHERE IN THE WORD OF GOD.

IN GENESIS 1:1 WE SEE, ‘GOD CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH’ WHICH MEANS GOD IS THE ULTIMATE CREATOR OF ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING THAT EXISTS. DOES THAT MEAN GOD CREATED EVIL? BUT WHY WOULD HE CREATE SOMETHING THAT IS ABSOLUTELY OPPOSITE OF HIM IN NATURE? SINCE THERE IS NO ACCOUNT OF THE CREATOR OF EVIL, IT CAN’T BE STATED WHO THE ACTUAL CREATOR IS, MAYBE THERE IS NO CREATOR AT ALL. BUT SCIENTIFICALLY SOMETHING CANNOT JUST EXIST BY ITSELF. NOTHING CAN BE EITHER CREATED OR DESTROYED BY ITSELF.

SCIENTIFIC EXAMPLES TO UNDERSTAND ‘EVIL’ 

TALKING SCIENTIFICALLY, CONSIDER DARKNESS. DOES IT EXIST? SILLY QUESTION ISN’T IT? WE SEE DARKNESS ALL AROUND US EVERY NIGHT SO YES IT EXISTS. ACTUALLY, THE FACT IS THAT IT DOESN’T. ACCORDING TO PHYSICS, DARKNESS IS THE TOTAL AND ABSOLUTE ABSENCE OF LIGHT. ONE CAN ONLY STUDY LIGHT AND BRIGHTNESS, BUT CAN NEVER STUDY DARKNESS. THE PRISM OF NICHOLAS SHOWS THE VARIETY OF DIFFERENT COLORS IN WHICH THE LIGHT CAN BE DECOMPOSED ACCORDING TO THE LONGITUDE OF THE WAVES. DARKNESS IS THE TERM WE CREATED TO EXPLAIN THE TOTAL ABSENCE OF LIGHT. 

WHAT ABOUT COLD? DOES IT EXIST? THE ANSWER IS PRETTY SIMPLE ISN’T IT? WE ALL FEEL COLD, DON’T WE? SO IT DOES EXIST. AGAIN, THE FACT IS THAT IT DOESN’T. COLD IS THE TOTAL AND COMPLETE ABSENCE OF HEAT ENERGY. AN OBJECT CAN ONLY BE STUDIED IF IT HAS AND IT TRANSMITS ENERGY AND IT IS THE HEAT OF OBJECT THAT TRANSMITS ITS ENERGY. WITHOUT HEAT, THE OBJECTS ARE SIMPLY INERT, INCAPABLE TO REACT. BUT COLD DOES NOT EXIST. AND YET AGAIN, WE CREATED THE TERM COLD TO EXPLAIN THE LACK OF HEAT.

DOES ‘EVIL’ EXISTS

AND FINALLY, DOES EVIL EXIST? EVIL IS THE ABSENCE OF GOD IN PEOPLE’S HEARTS, IT IS THE ABSENCE OF LOVE, FAITH AND HUMANITY. GOD DID NOT CREATE EVIL. WE CREATED THE TERM EVIL TO DEFINE THE LACK OF GODLINESS IN PEOPLE.

LOVE AND FAITH ARE TWO PRIME ASPECTS OF A CHRISTIAN LIFE. THEY ARE LIKE HEAT AND LIGHT, THEY EXIST. BUT THEIR ABSENCE LEADS TO ‘EVIL’. WHEN WE GO AWAY FROM THE PRESENCE OF GOD, WE GO AWAY FROM HIS LIGHT AND STEP INTO DARKNESS, WE GROW COLD IN OUR FAITH AND HENCE BECOME EVIL. BEING EVIL IS NOT WHAT WE’VE ASSUMED IT TO BE SO FAR, NOT WHAT WE SEE IN MOVIES AND SHOWS, NOT WHAT WE READ IN THE BOOKS AND STORIES. IT IS A CONCEPT OR RATHER A CONSEQUENCE OF BEING AWAY FROM THE PRESENCE OF GOD.

CONCLUDING NOTE

NOW THAT WE KNOW WHAT IS EVIL, AND WE KNOW THAT IT EXISTS, THERE IS ONLY ONE THING LEFT TO DO. CONTEMPLATE UPON OUR LIVES. WE ARE IN THE END DAYS OF THIS WORLD AND THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT IS NEAR. THERE IS AN EARNEST NEED OF INTROSPECTION IN OUR LIVES. TO EXAMINE WHETHER WE ARE LIVING A LIFE THAT IS FULL OF GODLINESS, LOVE AND FAITH OR A LIFE THAT IS EVIL IN THE SIGHT OF GOD.