Got an email about what Albert Einstein supposedly said when he was a boy.  It’s about the problem of theodicy, i.e. how can a good God who is also omnipotent allow evil to exist.

What the young Einstein in a reenactment said to the professor was an analogy.  He said darkness is not real.  Really it is the absence of light.  It is nothing in itself.  Likewise, darkness is not a thing.  Rather it’s the absence of light.  The analogy, of course, is that evil is not a “thing” in itself but rather the absence of God’s love.

That doesn’t resolve the issue, but I thought it is a pretty good response.