Evil is the absence of God is a supposedly logical argument that attempts to solve the problem of evil by explaining that "evil" does not exist as a positive, but is simply the lack of God.
The "argument" itself basically follows like this.
Question: Does evil exist?
- Darkness is not a thing, in and of itself. Darkness is simply what we call a lack of light.
- In the same way, cold does not exist. It is simply an area that lacks heat (energy).
- Equally, we can say the same about evil. Evil itself does not exist, it is simply a lack of God.
Watch the video on how Albert Einstein explained the answer.