Many people believe a divine, omnipotent and loving creature created all that is. However the question’s often asked as to why it apparently also created opportunities for experiences that range between irritating and evil.
Whilst I don’t suggest I have the answers, and I strongly suggest you think for yourself, I’m pleased to offer the following musings in order that we consider the idea.
One story that offers an interesting perspective goes like this.
Once upon a time there was said to be a nameless indivisible creator that put together a place in space upon which we exist. Its intention was to play a game it might have named “Curious Evolution”, so it mixed up a range of life forms in order to enjoy what would become.
From the outset it empowered an overseer to steward this unfolding. A coach and team manager in one if you will!
Now this gentle, generous manifestation thought to do its job with distinction but after a considerable time things had not much progressed and so it sought assistance from the authorising agency that had constructed the whole shebang.
On attending to the situation the Creator could see the problem. The overseer had been too zealous in ensuring all was perfect. It had in effect held us too tightly in a paradise where all was ever well.
As such we were unable to choose beauty since there wasn’t an ugly alternative. There wasn’t really free choice!
To adjust this situation the Creator tweaked things a little in order to ensure that ugly was on the options list.
Awful activities are essential options in an existence that contains free will and learning. In purely pragmatic terms I invite you to honour your own freedom of choice to think for yourself and act as you believe is truly good.
Forgive the presence of darkness. Its existence is an important option if we’re to learn to lean towards the light.