My question was simple but you have not answered it. Here it is again. Tell me what is your definition of evil.JOEL ----So, what is the source of evil?
HUGH---- The answer is not black and white. It also depends on your definition of evil. Tell me what is your definition of evil and I shall be in a better position to answer your question.
JOEL: Good and bad are not 2 different things since then the valid question can be asked what is the causal connection between good and bad.
So, bad is just a deformation of good.
To pervert the truth (good), the capacity for perverting the truth has to exist as an innate aspect of the self-existent system, otherwise good cannot be twisted and made bad nor will bad be capable of getting converted into good.
The self-existent system referred to above is holistic.
Good? Anything that helps in the growth of consciousness and concomitantly it could also mean karma by which harm (in the form of injustice, persecution, murder, theft, slander, jealousy, hatred, fanaticism, greed, rage and other ills) is not inflicted on any one, not even on animals, plants and birds or soil, water and air.
Good is just an aspect of a duality of good and bad and so like light and shadow it is evident that where there is good there also exists bad as the deformation of good.
Thus, if your God is all good then the nature of your God remains incomplete and his existence is one of perpetual struggle with the forces of bad that're causally separate from the system which is illogical.
The transcendent is above the dual aspects of good and bad which then places the transcendental realms above the station of your good God.
So, what is the source of evil (bad) in your belief system?
Hint: Forget about my God etc. just focus.