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By textbook definition evil is What is morally wrong what hinders the realization of good Webster If that is evil then what is good Its what is morally excellent virtuous well behaved dutiful Webster Philosophers have argued over what evil is and why it exists for thousands of years They have raised questions like How can there be a God if there is evil These questions were raised due to Gods nature he is said to be all-powerful all-knowing and all-good If this is the case why doesnt he stop evil And since people are supposed to be created in Gods image why are they capable of moral evil If one believes that God exists there can only be one answer evil exists because God allows it and moral evil exists because God has given us freedom of choice Evil has been looked at in many different ways throughout the years Philosophers like Socrates and Plato believed evil was a matter of ignorance Ancient Persians saw good and evil as two principles engaged in a perpetual struggleCollier In reality evil is merely the absence of good The essence of all reality is good evil is merely the faulty reflection of reality found in a world of particularsFunk Wagnalls There can be many different types of evil Two of such types are moral evil and natural evil Natural evil consists of things like pain and suffering while moral evil consists of making bad decisions Moral evil depends on the exercise of human will natural evil is independent of this MacGregor The main difference between these two evils is that people are unable to control natural evil while moral evil depends on their will Some people even say physical evil is a human necessity Without the evil of pain man would not be warned of illness and of danger Colliers In life there are times where bad people are better off than
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