Ark I, well perhaps the i is right, although i am not so sure, i have to iditate more on this
The reason why i am willing to go along with your reasoning,for now, is because, in the first part of the quote it says
"I form the light,and create darkness"
and this implies that it is talking about opposites, i,e, light and dark
so if we take the next line as two opposites, "I make peace and create evil", then evil would be the opposite of peace which would be war.
But then the question has to be asked, if they wanted to mean war and destruction, then why not just say war?
I mean, it does say in another instance that "In righteousness He doth make war"....................so why say evil here?
In another line of thought, it could be said, that this passage is not meant to be taken literaly at all, but it may be an abstract line meant to demonstrate that God is the fullness of all things, there is nothing created which is not His creation.
It is said that if you enter into a freemason temple in any part of the world,you will see that the floor is designed in a pattern of equal sized black and white squares. This is meant to signify their concept that God is both evil and good.
Once i was wondering about the satanists of this world, and i thought, why would any person in his right mind want to be a satanist. I mean, if satan is everything that is bad and evil,why would anyone want to follow him.Because at the end of the day, i dont care who might be, we all want good. We all want to live good, we all want good for our children, we want to eat good, etc, so why choose to be a satanist.
It was later that i overstood their concept.To them, the true God is both Lucifer, God in his light form, and Satan,God in his dark form.God was both these things at the same time, good and evil.
Why am i talking about the wicked? Because i want i idren to becareful when they reason out these things for themselves.
I will leave it at that.