In order to understand why God does not prevent evil, we must understand what evil truly is. Just like love, evil has no true definition because it cannot be defined. Both love and evil are experiences. It is the value that we attach to each that make them so significant. But we must experience both in order to understand the true definition of love and evil, as they are two necessary parts of the same whole.
I pose that the concept of God is an archetype to the human figure and to highest human potential, just as the Devil is a figure of lowest human potential. Both the Devil and God define humanity in all of its wholesomeness. Neither is better or worse, it just is. But without one to compensate for the other, there would be no contrast—no purpose.
The Devil and God are human experiences of the ultimate Source of existence that is life itself.
Mankind in all of its honor and shame is capable of the greatest innovations and the most gruesome atrocities. Our highest and lowest potential defines our species unlike any other. But in spite of our superior intelligence we have yet to overcome the barbaric tendency to inflict harm upon another. The splintered mind warps our ability to see ourselves from a higher perspective, blinding us from admitting personal responsibility to the extermination of our own kind. The human species is the only species that consistently murders its own for ideological gains, allowing the murder of entire populations. Psychologists have analyzed events like the Holocaust and the Rwandan Genocide to understand what entices this behavior in humans. In the case of the Rwandan Genocide, the heavy use of psychological manipulation of propaganda in the media resulted in the death of over 800,000 people and sexual violence imposed on over 250,000 women within a mere 100 days.
At the peak of its power, the Roman Empire was boundless, extending from Mesopotamia to Northern Ireland dominating all of the soils in between. The greatness of its nation rose to unfathomable heights; its prestige and authority knew no limits. Roman sovereignty ruled the vast lands until the power itself began to rule the Romans. Corruption, greed and the loss of values crippled the Roman Empire to its knees, marking the death of sophisticated literature, education, architecture, economics, and law. What was once the most mighty of powers and world influence soon lie in its own pool of blood. From the Persians to the Caliphates, the Mongols to the Qing, the Ottoman to the Achaemenid, and the British to the Russian all great empires have fallen. 2000 years later, society is witnessing the descent of the Western World. The West’s dominance over land, resources, technology, currency, weaponry, education, and economic markets has reached its peak and is now on the decline, while the Eastern world gains tract to hopefully bring the world into equilibrium.