Many atheists seem to resent the God they don’t believe in because of his apparent cruelty. HOWEVER IF God exists then these sufferings are easy to explain.
If you are a child and you fall down and scape your knee it hurts really bad and it may feel like the end of the world to you but in the grand scheme of life, the scrape is a relatively minor event. And IF we meet an afterlife of pure and eternal ecstasy then whatever pain is felt on earth is like a blink of an eye and a scrape on the knee.
Furthermore, any seemingly unjust behavior Of God toward mankind could be likened to a parent disciplining their child. To the child the punishment may be harsh and unfair but the parent knows better.
Finally, IF God exists and we have free will, all the pain and suffering in the world is either a direct or indirect cause of the world which we have created out of our own old sin nature.
IF God exists we cannot use our egocentric frame of mind to judge what we deem as “bad” God behavior.
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