If there were no human beings on this material earth, there would still be hurricanes and balmy summer days.  There would still be wild fires and plagues.  There would still be bounties of fruit and fresh springs of water.  For the rocks and seas and birds and trees, some of these events would be beneficial and some would be harmful, but none would be good or evil.   They would just be the material world at work.

Now add human beings.  All these natural things would happen just the same.   Some people might benefit, some might be harmed.  Some people might be happy about them and some might be unhappy.    But the events themselves would still be just that, natur