I have a few issues on this topic, I'll illustrate my opinion as follows.
I'm disputing the statements made here:
"Darkness is not made, it is just there."
I'm not here to debate theology, but to argue against the premise that darkness was never made, but was 'just there'. Saying this alone is borderline heretical against the principle belief of both Judaism and Christianity, not to mention Islam.
GOD created the world 'ex nihilo.' Everything that GOD created was made entirely 'out of nothing' by the decree and Word of GOD...the Qalam.
Implying that darkness was 'just there', is saying--in terms of platonic premise--that darkness co-existed eternally with GOD, or before GOD--if anyone wants to take this further. This is directly heretical!
The Bible clearly states numerous times that everything came from GOD.
And another premise that I want to address against:
"There is no mention in the Bible that suggests that God created the darkness."
How can someone say that there is no mention of the Bible suggesting that darkness was created? Clearly in Isaiah 45:7 says:
אני יהוה עשה כל־אלה...יוצר אור ובורא חשך
"Forming light and creating darkness..I am the LORD [that] does all these.
If anyone believes that darkness CANNOT be created is stating that GOD has limited powers and doesn't possess absolute knowledge, nor the ability to create certain things...again that is purely a platonic view. And such views are considered extremely heretical.
Throughout the Bible, is states that GOD created the [seven] heavens and the earth, and all that is in between....darkness co-exists in the realms of heaven, especially the lowest heaven (i.e. physical universe). I can expound ever so deeply on this topic, but I don't have the time.
But if anyone wants scientific proof: Dark matter, dark energy, vacuum.
My advice is to NOT read bible verses on picking certain verses or tailor the verses to fit your own desire, but read it page-by-page...spend a year reading it, then read it again fully the next year...and do it all over again the year after...then repeat. Biggest problem in Christianity today is that no one really read the Bible fully. I've found many of my Christian brothers and sisters proclaiming that they read it [all], but don't know what is written in it. It is like a mule carrying a load of books, but don't know what is contained therein. They have the sources in front of them but don't understand anything.