Many Scholars have variously reffected and severally thrusted into the limelight, the cause of evil in the world. Some schools of thought would intensively argue that the author of the good is also the author of the bad, the evil in his product; since he left a loophole for evil. That is to say, even if he did not fabricate the evil as such, he could still be accused of being the author of the absence, the lack called evil in his work. He should have foreseen the limitations of his product unless he were limited to prevent such abortion of his product but, he is not. Therefore, he is ultimately responsible for the evil that arise in his handwork. The clarification is not ambiguous to some extent though. For them, God who created the world should have done everything possible to endure that evil does not creep into His creation. Since he was able to do this, but refused to do it, then He is the author of all evil.
On the other side of the spectrum, there are some scholars that have objectively reflected on the greatest gift of God to man which is freedom, which carries with it, a responsibility. These scholars therefore asked a very pertinent question; Should the author of man who out of his boundless love and benevolence, offered man freedom, be blamed for the free choice they have made? A free choice that is even at times made against him, God, whereby many refuse to worship him, to recognize him or even in some cases, go to the extent of denying God’s very Being?
Having discovered that freedom is a divine gift of God to man, which he has promised never to tamper despite the odds of intervention and destruction of the formerly good product by this free choice of man, is the original author still to be blamed? P. lroegon would answer yes and no. According to him, God is not to be blamed if he were now powerless to prevent the spoilage of the work he had done. For powerlessness is blamelessness. But he is to be blamed if he could and he did not. For powerfulness is praiseworthiness as well as blameworthiness. And since God is powerful, but has refused to restructure this human freedom that is causing tremendous harm to humanity, then He should be blameworthy. Besides, responsibility is ongoing and is not limited at production. So also God’s exclusive responsibility on the creation of man is in a continuum. And if that is the case, then God who has begun this work on man should bring it to a perfect completion. But then, at what point can we say that this perfect completion on man has been actualized?
Well, one thing very implicating here is that God’s intervention upon man’s free choice over his creatures would mean to strip them of their liberty, thereby denying them their humanity. They would then become like stones, and trees and animal, who cannot decide good or bad. After all, no one would like to be demoted to the level of dogness and treeness. Moreover, God who thinks the best for us knows the devastating consequences of creating a hypnotised humanity. Therefore, that God can make us to become like robbort but out of his benevolence to man, refused to embark in such a heartless project is not sufficient enough to blame Him. Against this backdrop therefore, we should blame man for not making good use of this gracious gift. For this reason, some have regrettably called freedom a dangerous tool that brings disaster on man. The reasons however, shall be communicated next week through tecsthough.com. Do not miss the series.