Does Evil Exist Essay

1384 WordsMay 8, 20086 Pages
Does Evil Exist? Does evil exist? Is there a right or wrong answer? If asked this question I believe many, if not all people would answer, yes, evil does exist. But how can we be so quick to make this assumption? What does anyone know about pure evil? If I had to answer the question I would probably go with yes, evil does exist. My answer would be right in line with everyone else’s because we see or hear of murders, car jackings, kidnappings, rapes, and robbery just about every day. People think that there is good so there must be evil. If you are talking to someone of the Christian religion and ask them, did God create everything? They would more than likely reply yes. You can easily contradict them by saying well if God created everything, and evil exists, then god must have created evil. If you think about it, our works define who we are, therefore making God evil. We can also look at it like this. Does cold exist? Technically, “cold does not exist. According to the laws of physics, what we consider cold is in reality the absence of heat. Everybody or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-460 degrees F) is the total absence of heat; all matter becomes inert and incapable of reaction at that temperature. Cold does not exist. We have created this word to describe how we feel if we have no heat” (Einstein). Another way to look at it is does darkness exist? One would be inclined to answer yes but “darkness does not exist either. Darkness is in reality the absence of light. Light we can study, but not darkness. In fact we can use Newton's prism to break white light into many colors and study the various wavelengths of each color. You cannot measure darkness. A simple ray of light can break into a world of darkness and illuminate it. How can you know how dark a

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