In this little video Albert Einstein refutes the argument from evil against God's existence by saying that, like cold and darkness do not exist except as the absence of heat and light, so does evil not exist except in the absence of good. Evil is what happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart.
What a load of utter bullshit!
Of course a God who created everything is equally responsible for good and evil. Evil is not the absence of good. That would be neutrality. Evil deeds are done, and isn't automatically what's there when no good is done.
Albert, methinks you were a bit daft at times.
Update 10/21: Please see James' comment below on the question of the origin of this quote.
Update 11/2: While the quote attributed to Einstein is apparently a hoax (see comments), the argument falls all on its own, and... I still think Einstein was daft at times.
Update February 1st, 2010:
This comment below has now earned tsharp811 the inaugural "Best Apologetic of the month" January 2010. Congratz!
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