Or allow them to happen.
I have seen this question on many of the debates regarding God and his power. I have always wondered myself (I was raised Christian, though I no longer practice) why the pain and suffering. I have my own theory (see below), but am interested in knowing what some of the other teeming millions think.
Now im not a Religious person, and I constantly wonder if there is a God. (Read Agnostic) But why would he do the things he does. Why death, why suffering, why Humility and all the countless problems all Societies seem to face. (or humans in general)Why allow Satan ect.
My thoughts on this are of course undecided and pretty vauge…otherwise i wouldnt be currently agnostic. Looking at it Objectivly, And assuming Knowledge and Wisdom is the end all, the Goal to reach, This life seems to make sense. Ill try to keep this as short as I can.
If I were God and wanted some companionship, like humans, I certainly would not give them the Knowledge it would take to be able to talk coherently to them with. (After all, most of you seem to be rather intelligent, now imagine your IQ at twice what it is, and talking with somebody with an IQ of 80…imagine the fun…hah, now take that and multiply that distance by a hundred fold) God, I think would not give us that Knowledge all at once because we would not have the Wisdom to use it (assuming of course that say, God couldnt give us Wisdom) correctly. So life is a Journey to Gain the Wisdom and Knowledge to be close to God? I dunno, Mabey over countless lifetimes, it sure would make sense. After all, what does the Average person actually learn in one single lifetime. Some learn alot, most dont learn anything. The suffering makes us stronger, more resisilant to the hard lessons we need to learn of course.
This is the most logical scenario That I came up with so far in my life, though its watered down so you dont have to read a book to answer.
What are the views of the Millions? Assuming of course there is even a God. To me, Christianity confuses the issues more and more to the point where they contradict themselfs. Sometimes that happens here, but This board has more of an Intelligent user base than the churches(lol).