Where does evil come from?
Every time I came across this question, I always wanted to have an answer, always actually wanted an answer because it doesn't make sense... Why wouldn't it? I mean a lot people have a wrong idealisation of who or what or whom God is (me included). We have this idea that God is some Kinda superhero guy who watches over only his children, provides for them, does good stuff and punish their enemy. Well, at the moment I don't know actually. But I think it's not correct to think that only good comes from God. For example in the story of Job from the Bible, we have been made to see that the devil was actually the initiator or Job's calamity, of which I disagree with...
From the Bible verse Job chapter 2 verse 1-6. Verses 3: KJV
And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that fears God, and shun evil? and still he holds fast his integrity, although thou move me against him, to destroy him without cause
Also, it is believed that the devil is the prince of the world... A number of Bible passages cites this...
And in the temptation of Jesus. Jesus himself refused to fall into the temptation of devil to make him ruler of the world.
Again, the devil take him up into an exceeding high mountain, and show him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
So basically, we can agree that the devil is the ruler of the world. And it is safe to say that evil comes from the devil (although I believe that good also comes from the devil, but more of evil).
So when bad things happen to people, don't you think it would be safe to not just blame God. Although he casted the devil and gave him power over the world.
I think it might just be safe to say that it's the devil just doing his assignment which is to cause chaos... And that's all he's doing.
It's also safe to not even blame anyone at all, buy acceptance isn't so easy... And I personally don't bench on these either.
I just want you here your thoughts on what I have said.