The Original Evilmonger Exposed
God created evil. If you don't believe me, read Isaiah 45.
Evil did not exist before God manufactured it. God created it, initiated it, gave it birth. He defined it, determined its parameters, dispelled it, disseminated it, spread it to his human creation. If you don't believe me, just go read the words of God Himself, in one of the autobiographical sections of the Bible. God, speaking in first person, reveals He created evil in verse 7.
BibleGod is the author of evil. He Himself said so. God is the Proto-Evil. He is the protoplasm which would lead to all subsequent nefarious deeds, whether committed by him or by devils and humans. The DNA of God is in every manifestation of evil, be it in Heaven or upon Earth. Evil still would not exist if not for his sparking it into existence, either from out of Himself or from out of nothing. The universe would be absolutely good. Only good would exist if not for God's creative act. God created evil at a specific point in time. Why He created it only He knows.
Relativists be damned. When shown Isaiah 45:7, those Bible-believers who practice biblical relativism (which is nearly every single one of them) will try to worm their way out of it by saying it's not really talking about evil. They'll probably throw in some shit like: "It's humans that practice evil. God is incapable of evil. Humans, with their free will, sin against God and that's evil but since they've been given free will by God He lets them do it. So God, who is perfect and good and perfectly good, is not evil and He did not create evil. Humans created evil when the fall of man in the Garden of Eden happened." They can worm and squirm all they want, but they must remember the doctrine of parallel meaning. The same verse says BibleGod created light and darkness. And that He makes peace. Okay, then, if the meaning of evil in this verse is relative, so is the meaning of light and darkness, and so is the meaning of peace, and so are the references to God's creating them. If one part of the verse is relative or metaphoric, so is the entire verse.
A few verses later we read: "I have created man." Again, BibleGod, the deity worshipped by millions of Christians, is presumably talking. And the doctrine of presumption of sincerity is invoked. Any Christian and Bible-believer would say of course, Yes!, God created man, but when examining verse 7 a lot of them will deny that God made evil, even though He Himself says so. Christians are famous for twisting and distorting verses to fit their comforting little mindsets, but this case is a little ridiculous. How insane to say part of verse 7 is figurative but the rest of it literal, and that the meaning of the verse that follows just five verses later is fully literal, regarding the creation of mankind.
When we move down yet a few verses further, we see that God created the heavens and the earth. What are Christians going to say about this, that it doesn't really refer to the heavens and the earth or that creation doesn't really mean creation? Of course not, because these are not controversial. These are givens; they don't force believers to use illogical defense mechanisms as something negative like the evil of verse 7 does. Contentious, difficult, embarrassing verses, which the Bible boasts aplenty, are the ones that make Christians babble ridiculously when they try to defend the book they worship. And they don't realize they worship a book, not an actual deity.
The relativists would likewise look at Psalms 78:49-51 in the same way. This is a gem of a passage - surprisingly not very well known, even among freethinkers like myself who bash the Bible. It's like one of the Bible's best kept secrets. Any Christian, to avoid embarrassment, would warp this passage as they would Isaiah 45:7. They'd say the evil angels in the verses are not evil, but really good. They'd do all they could to twist the obvious clarity and meaning of the passages, and in so doing would not avoid embarrassment but cause a lot more.
Isaiah 45 and Psalms 78 are clear. So are Judges 9 and II Kings 19, which also disclose evil intentions and actions by the Divine. In all cases, "evil" means evil. It doesn't mean good. And the text doesn't say "good," no matter what Bible-believers will tell you.