This topic was brought up and I'm trying to reason it out. No I do not believe God does evil, or invented it. If one takes the definition that evil is the absence of good, you can explain its authorship. My question comes from the definition of responsible. I am under the impression that if God is the able to end all evil, and He chooses not to, then the evil is permitted because He allows it. Therefore He is responsible for the fact that evil can happen. If lightning strikes your house and it catches on fire, the lightning is responsible for the fire. If I am standing there with a hose and decide not to put it out, and I can put it out, I am responsible for you not having a home. Am I making sence or am I just wrong? This is confusing me.