The rough and tumble of survival of the fittest is sometimes used as evidence against the existence of a benevolent god - why would a kind god subject his beloved children to the cruelty of evolution so the argument goes.
I used to believe this but I’ve changed my opinion. At the rate human progress is going we should evolve into some sort of near perfect utopian society is short order (on evolutionary timescales).
So borrowing a maths term, evolution, in the limit, on this or any other planet, tends to utopia and universal happiness - in no way incompatible with a benevolent god.
Personally I think god is a pragmatist with limited powers; creation using pure random brute force of evolution is achievable and was always his plan. Creation using design is much more difficult and probably requires some sort of omnipotent god of the style of the major religions.
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