- Religion and Philosophy
Why God Allows Evil
Look around you. The world is not a happy place. Evil exists around every corner. War, Genocide, famine, pestilence, Greed, murder, earthquakes, floods and every other form evil takes seem to roam freely. The real question is... why?
If God loves us so much, why would he/she allow such evil to take place? Is it all part of the great balance? Good and Evil... two sides of the same coin? Does God even exist at all?
In this article, we are going to attempt to answer at least one of those questions. Why would God allow such evil in a world filled with people that he loves?
The world today
There are over six billion people on this planet. Babies are born at the rate of 490,000 per day. In contrast, only 150,000 - 300,000 people die each day on planet Earth. What this means is that the population of earth is growing at an incredible rate. With advancements in medical science, people are living longer, healthier lives, so the number of daily deaths will likely keep declining while the number of births continues to increase.
What does this all mean? It means that, in time, we are going to strangle this planet to death. We are going to over populate the earth and all of us are doomed.
So, why does God allow evil to exist? It's quite simple really. Without evil and death, the world could not survive. It is a means of control. Maintaining a healthy population. Living things need to be allowed to die. If we are allowed to live forever, then we can't be allowed to reproduce. That is why evil exists. To keep us from killing the planet. Remember, God is always looking at the bigger picture. While we see tragedy, he see's purpose.
Without evil there can be no good.