I liked the stories. But once again must put in my two cents. Without heat, there is no "lack of". Without light, there is no darkness to compare to.
Without evil, there can be no "good".
I was once told that yes, God created evil and good, as His sons. As a loving parent, who He slay the evil, who is as much His son as the good? Knowing that should one die, then the other must die as well? Or would He set the good to undo the works of his evil brother and vica versa, thus giving both purpose?
Evil as we call it was born when humans ate of the tree of knowledge, with knowledge came choice and idividual freedom. (according to Judeo-Christian teaching)
God doesn't so much create evil as God allows humans in his likeness to choose. It is in human choices that evil is born and exist.
God allows humans free will to create their life as they would create it.
If we choose to create a world with evil it is a human choice and not a creation of God.
Did you ever try and tell a child something a hundered times and have them hurt themselves anyway?
God gives us the free will to choose and heals the evil we create.
The bible says, the Kingdom of Heaven is on earth but men's eyes do not see it. It also says the Kingdom of Hell is on earth.
So which Kingdom does one's choices place them in?
Evil will cease to exist when humans cease to choose it.
It exist through choice and God won't interfer with free will all though suffering will often make you consider more carefully your choices.
like this guy
One Sunday an old biker walks into church and sits down in the front row. As the preacher is beginning his sermon, the devil suddenly appears at the altar. The members of the congregation, including the preacher himself, flee the church in terror, all except for this one old biker in the front row.
The devil notices this one biker still in the church and walks down from the altar to confront him. He roars at the man, "Do you know who I am?"
"Why of course I know who you are," the man calmly replies. "You're Satan."
"And you're not afraid of me like the others?" the devil asks somewhat miffed.
To which the biker replies, "No. Why should I be? I've been married to your sister for the last 25 years."
yep it;s a urban legend this one too but still is a good story
Navy SEALs are always taught
1) Keep your priorities in order and
2) Know when to act without hesitation.
A Navy SEAL was attending some college courses between assignments. He had completed missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. One of the courses had a professor who was an avowed atheist and a member of the ACLU. One day he shocked the class when he came in, looked to the ceiling, and flatly stated, "God, if you are real, then I want you to knock me off this platform. I'll give you exactly 15 minutes."
The lecture room fell silent. You could hear a pin drop. Ten minutes went by and the professor proclaimed, "Here I am God. I'm still waiting."
It got down to the last couple of minutes when the SEAL got out of his chair, went up to the professor, and cold-cocked him; knocking him off the platform. The professor was out cold. The SEAL went back to his seat and sat there, silently. The other students were shocked and stunned and sat there looking on in silence.
The professor eventually came to, noticeably shaken, looked at the SEAL and asked, "What the h3ll is the matter with you? Why did you do that?"
The SEAL calmly replied, "God was too busy today protecting America's soldiers who are protecting your right to say stupid sh1t and act like an azzhole. So He sent me."