Ive been reading this book about the ideas of happiness, morality, and alot of other psychological ideas. It started talking about the existence of evil and i figured id share them with you, i find them pretty interesting and the author seems to defend them well:
-God is all powerful and all good; either he allows evil to flourish ( which means he is not all good), or he struggles against evil (which means he is not all powerful)
– to defend this the argument is given that there is a good and bad force that fight eternally
-however there is one more path, monism. There is one god and evil is an illusion and enlightenment is obtained by breaking free of that illusion
– in the same chapter the author notes that everyone views themselves as the protagonist (for lack of a better word), Take gun rights for instance (not from the book so the example may be sloppy): One person believes that guns are a right (good) and that the other side wants to take them away (evil); conversely, One person believes that guns should be banned (good) and that the other side just wants people dead (evil).
– both sides have virtuous reasoning but still view the other side as evil. “