Evil and suffering are two separate things even through they are closely related. Suffering is an experience of pain that is real, where as evil is an abstract metaphysical concept. Suffering is part of life, whether or not this is a loss, old age or death. This is part of nature. Evil, while it can be seen as the source of pain and suffering, which can be tested, evil can not. Evil is part of a belief system and it is usually not part of a belief system that pagans follow. However, as Paganism has such different views it would be up to each individual how they see evil. It then becomes part of the individuals own choice about whether or not evil is a concept that can do harm, and whether or not these is embodied in one or more beings.
November 17, 2012