In the entire history of mankind, the world has never been so flooded in light as it is now. It is an artificial light, however, and could be extinguished instantly by an earthquake, a bomb, or a raccoon creeping by mistake into a power station and electrocuting itself (as once happened in our area). Physical light is an energy which radiates into the darkness of the universe. Physical darkness is not a counterforce, but merely the absence of light. When we use the imperfect metaphors of light and darkness to visualize the great spiritual war in the heavens, it is sometimes forgotten that evil is not a mere absence of the Light. Neither is it a substance like poisonous gas. It is primarily a perversion of something that was originally created good.