Recognizing evil in our world
People are still analyzing the causes of evil, because it seems to be something wrong, unwanted, and certainly disliked. This is the case with every evil, both natural and moral. The appearance of evil resulting from the action of nature is acceptable, although it sometimes brings unimaginable suffering. It is much harder to accept moral evil arising from people's actions. However, the most difficult is to accept the evil that we suspect of God Himself. Nowadays, among the educated part of societies, there are voices that He cannot always be considered an absolutely good being.
One of the Polish philosophers, giving his book the title "Why God Does Evil" suggested that faith in the punishing God or gods is universal. He confirmed the beliefs of ancient religions that evil is the usual tool in God's "hand". The title of his book is simply a recognition of a fact that has been the content of most religions for centuries. They talk about the God of the Avenger, the punishing judge or the angry ruler of the universe. According to common beliefs, the ancient gods sent both natural and moral evil to people. To find out, just analyze Mesopotamian, Egyptian or Greek mythology. Evil and good at the disposal of the ancient gods was in the ancient periods a phenomenon usually accepted without reflection. This was also true in the Middle Ages and in later centuries. It is surprising that in many modern societies, people almost uncritically accept knowledge of God, who sends punishments for the immoral deeds of people, resulting in the justice we expect. Still in some regions of the world, punishments in the form of natural disasters or diseases are accepted by God. Therefore, the evil-doing God is still represented by religious denominations that are currently functioning among us. However, what was easy to accept in ancient times should no longer be presented in the 21st century.
Where does such persistent faith that God knows evil come from?
Many people, feeling helpless against evil, want God to replace earthly justice by sending punishments and even death to their enemies. In this way, because of the helplessness and smallness of people, "produced" the image of God, which can be called an imaginary god. I believe that instead of confirming the existence of such a God, it is worth going deeper into the human psyche, discovering the "production" of imaginary gods.
Without looking at the arguments from the book "Why God Does Evil", I decided in this next study "Essenceism 3 - Evil is from this world" to continue to present God who knows no evil. Thus, the subject of the analysis of essenceism is still absolutely "pure" Original Being. The problem is that not only faith, but some unproven universal certainty that God knows evil, is so widely rooted that my efforts can be wasted. Fortunately, with a scientific approach to this issue, you should stick to the proven test that absolutely good Original Being cannot know evil.
ESSENCEISM – a research system to determine the First Cause