The Problem of Evil

Unitarian Universalists have a problem with evil. Our faith tradition has always been optimistic about human nature, we affirm “the inherent worth and dignity of every person,” and we have always theologically focused on the human potential for good. But we also are painfully aware of the horrific and cruel behavior of which people are capable–both individually and communally. How then do we reconcile our positive view of human nature with the systemic failings of human behavior?
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