“The supernatural greatness of Christianity lies in the fact that it does not seek a supernatural remedy for suffering but a supernatural use for it.”
― Simone Weil
Again, why does the concept of evil need to be a neessity? something that needs to be understood so as to serve this necessity to be necessary?
Why is it necessary to suffer being alive?
What's good about that?
A very good question and coincides with your opening question if it would be better not to have been born. Since it isn’t our choice what are our options? Is suicide the best cure for suffering?
As I understand it God is simultaneously both one and three. God is ONE outside of the limitations of time and space and three serving the process of existence within time and space.
There are three essential forces within the ONE. The first affirms unity. The second affirms diversity or the infinity of fractions of the whole. The third is the force that connects them. God IS. God is ONE. The universe is a process taking place within creation that expresses the fractions of the whole at lawful levels of reality determined by the lawful vibratory frequencies of matter. Wholeness and fractions of the whole are a necessary part of unity within ISNESS. Existence is a necessity since the interacting three forces are a necessity.
The universe has to be imperfect since only the ONE beyond the limits of time and space can be the eternal unchanging. The universe is a machine within the eternal unchanging always changing serving the cyclical process of existence.
The mistake many make is to argue the universe from the perspective of results. The meaning and purpose of the universe is found in the process, not the results
There are two essential flows of forces which sustain our universe. The first is involution. This is the lawful flow of qualities of the essential three forces away from their source and forming the interacting fractions within creation. The second is evolution which is the return of the flow of forces back to their source. This is n eternal cycle.
Organic life on earth serves the process of involution. Man is the one exception. Man can serve both the process of involution and the process of conscious evolution as well. It is what makes life worth living in spite of the suffering we live within.
We have an essence we are born with and a personality we acquire. We revolt against the results of our personality and our essence dies with it.
24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
We can curse out the results of our personality that lives our life for us but do we have to destroy our essence and this kernel of life which has the potential to evolve and become a conscious part of universal meaning and purpose? Can we make conscious use of suffering rather than avoiding it?
I believe we can but it requires the second birth; a concept largely perverted in culture today. So like the lemmings humanity will largely just follow the path of self destruction.