The more I thought about my rash decision to attribute evil to God, and to say that the evil in the world somehow makes it more perfect, the more I tasted the bad taste that left in my mouth.
I guess what I would like to say is that God must be the author of the choice for evil, but it is our responsibility for choosing that option. As a condition for free will, God had to create the possibility for evil – that is the more perfect creation. It is interesting to me that the more perfect creation must allow room for flaws to be woven into it, and for the perfect to become imperfect and need restoration.
And yet, the question that I decide to remention and then leave alone is this: if Eve had not eaten of the apple and all of humanity lived in the garden and incarnation and redemption had never happened, would God’s majesty and glory and love still be as great?
Hmm…Paul is echoing in my head: “me genoito!” – “Of course not!” (NLT)