Respond this way “Who does all these bad things in the name of religion over the centuries?”
Ask “Did God come down and do this, or did men/people do this?”
We are evil, every single one of us.
Romans 3:10-12 New International Version (NIV)
10 As it is written:
“There is no one righteous, not even one;
there is no one who understands;
there is no one who seeks God.
All have turned away,
they have together become worthless;
there is no one who does good,
not even one.”(A)
Cross references: [My note: these are important to read as it is repeated 5 times at least in the Bible!]
Romans 3:12 : Ps 14:1-3; 53:1-3; Ecc 7:20
You DO know that the evil is not God’s willing. When people ask “Why does God allow all this in His name?” the answer is simple: those involved did not stay true to God. God is always true. Man is evil. Only God chooses whom to save. Trust in Him.