it replaced a " :" that was next to a capital "P" : P
evil is the lack thereof when referring to god.
How is evil a result of free will?
evil is allowed... made possible so it seems- through free will.
if we have a freedom of choice, there MUST be something to choose between.
Humans have chosen the evil that exist on earth and not God? Is that to say that God is not omnipotent?
God has ultimate power over his creation.
he was the one that threw "satan" from heaven. he even created satan. his creation also creates.
now as to where this opposing force came from... i've got nothing but speculation (as is the rest of all this)
that paper spoke of a process of acquainting oneself(in that case, satan) with ideas(in that case, pride)... pride cometh before the fall?...
a creation process... something from something else. in that case satan created a wanting for the power/glory/thrown of god.
this, being in opposition of god, caused satanto be separated from Him.
if you turn the light on in a dark room, the darkness goes away.
to make the darkness come back, you don't flip on the dark switch
you have to TURN THE LIGHT OFF.
we don't question the existence of darkness... we see it everyday
and again, it's only there when the light isn't