-0+ wrote:Floyd wrote:If there is a God, why is there evil?
Good depends on evil for its existence. How can anything be "good" without "evil" things to compare?
We can turn the opening question around: If there is no God, why is there evil? What sense does evil make without God (or godliness) to accompany this?
What do questions of God's existence have to do with questions of evil?
We can simply ask: Why is there evil? What is evil? Does evil really exist? Can evil be objectively measured or does evil only exist in the imaginations of people?Why do bad things happen to good people?
Do bad things really happen to good people? Why do people think bad things happen to them? Why do people think they are good?Why is there so much needless suffering in the world, from natural disasters and such?
Suffering drives change and development. If there was no suffering and everyone was totally comfortable with their life as it is, what would motivate people to try different ways of living, explore new territory, invent new things?
There may so much needless suffering in the world because people prefer to suffer (or indulge in sources of suffering) than end their suffering.
Ha ha, good point.
"If there is no evil, why have a god?"