Evil is the Shadow Cast in the Very Creation of the Universe?

Does God, by his (or her) very existence, necessarily cast an evil shadow? And does the creation, to even exist, cast an evil shadow?

The youthful Einstein’s observation (echoing Thomas Aquinas) strikes me as very close to the gnostic idea that bodily existence is the shadow cast by the light. And, of course, there is Plato’s cave.

What does it mean to wake up?

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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