Today in class, we discussed the power and all knowing-ness of God versus free will. One thing that stuck out to me was when we discussed righteousness and free will: does man truly have free will? If there was really such a thing as free will, God might not be omniscient. Why would god, if he knew that man were to sin and cause the destruction of mankind as a whole, allow evil to exist? If he were to create all things, evil being one of those things, why would he intentionally cause something that would destroy his greatest creations? Thus, if God created evil, is he inherently evil, as mankind is often considered to be? As someone said earlier, “evil was created so that good had something to strive against.” However, why would there be a need for the creator of all things to make something that tempts, harms, and eventually leads to destruction? Adam and Eve, the source of original sin in humans, were perfect and still had free will. Eve CHOSE to sin against God, but before sin she was still capable of choosing sinless actions. I personally believe sin is what causes us as humans to be dependent on God. Without God, our mortal sin would lead us to destruction. However, also without God, there would be no source of sin that would cause such a downfall. This being said, I am not questioning the justice of God – punishing those who have wrongly sinned against him. I am, though, questioning the necessity of evil.