God created evil

Xtians want to have their cake and eat it as well I know... but... if their god created everything, then he also created evil. END OF STORY. You cannot say any negative characteristic is not his work... all of them, jealousy, hate, envy, pride et al... are his work under the Xtian paradigm. The nonsense of theodicy is to try to square that circle with the 'god is love' theory so popular in the Xtian community.


You can't have it both ways.. Adam and Eve, and Adam and Evil. 

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