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Author Topic:   The Problem of Suffering
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Message 13 of 107 (898150)
09-19-2022 4:15 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Tangle
09-18-2022 12:08 PM

Tangle writes:
The Problem of Suffering
To me, this is one of the largest reasons why the God of the Bible is not real.
All you have to do is look at the painful realities many innocent people have to live through and there's only one conclusion: there's on such thing as an all-powerful God that cares about humans. It's so in your face that the amount of energy it takes to ignore it fully explains the rest of fervent believer's callousness to anyone who doesn't believe as they do.
Of course, this doesn't mean God can't exist.
There can even be a "good" God. He just can't also be all-powerful and care about humans.
Maybe God doesn't know about humans. After all, the universe is very big, and we only take up a very small part.
Maybe God can't help all humans. After all, the "my Dad can beat up your Dad" imagination that invented an "all-powerful" God is, well, pretty immature.
Or, more likely, an unknown, very powerful super-being is just as likely to exist as Zeus, Thor and unicorns.
At least Zeus, Thor and unicorns found ways around The Problem of Suffering - so that gives them points towards actually existing.

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