Dr. Tubanur Yeşilhark Özkan, 27.06.2020, The problem of ‘evil’: What is created when sharr happens?
The title of this paper suggests that sharr is not something that is created and therefore sharr does not exist. Sharr does not exist but it can ‘happen.’ So, what is it then, that is created, when sharr happens? This chapter is not about theodicy, in other words, it will not defend God by trying to find answers to questions such as how can sharr be reconciled with God’s omnipotence and compassion? Why did God create Satan knowing that he will misguide human beings? etc. It rather is an ontological exercise, trying to comprehend the non-existence of sharr despite its apparent occurrence.