It has always been a mystery to me as to why Eru didn't intervene to stop Melkor and Ungoliant from destroying the Two Trees.

I don't think it is plausible to say that he was not aware of what they were doing while they were doing it, that is to say that he could not see through the cloud of darkness that had been put up around the Two Trees while they were being destroyed. Moreover, as soon as he saw them approach the first tree he should have hit them both with huge bolts of lightning or some kind of power.

So, why didn't Eru stop Melkor and Ungoliant from destroying the Two Trees?

Was this ever discussed with Tolkien and did he offer an explanation for this?

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    I don't think you really understand the history of Middle-earth or the story of creation if you think Eru would ever carry out something like that. The same could be said of why he didn't stop the First or Second Kinslaying, why he didn't capture Melkor himself etc...
    – Edlothiad
    Apr 4 '20 at 15:30
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    @user255577 Tolkien's attitude was that Eru was another name for Yahweh/Jehovah, the God of Jews, Christians,and Muslims. Since Yahweh/Jehovah is allegedly all knowing, all powerful, and all good, many people wonder how He can permit any evil and evil events to exist and happen, and theologians come up with various explanations that apparent evils are for the greater good according to the superior wisdom of God that mere mortals can't understand. An alternate explanation - that Tolkien would have hated - is that in Middle Earth, Tolkien is Eru. Continued Apr 4 '20 at 15:43
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    @user255577 Continued. Since Tolkien wrote Lord of the Rings and the Sillmarillion, he can be considered to be the creator god of that fictional universe and thus to be Eru. Tolkien was a storyteller and a writer, and writers tell interesting stories where things often go very bad for characters, which is totally different from the stories that a kind creator God would make happen, nice stories like "Once upon a time, the Universe was created,and everyone lived happily ever after". Continued. Apr 4 '20 at 15:52
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    The Music is the Music. It doesn't matter if you don't like it.
    – Spencer
    Apr 4 '20 at 16:40
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    @Lexible Again - it isn't the Muslim God, it's the Arabic language. I find it a lot more disrespectful to confuse those two concepts.
    – Misha R
    Apr 4 '20 at 20:18