In addition to the headline events, each of us suffers pain at one time or another—illness, headaches, accidents, and eventually, death.
It’s not surprising, when the burdens become too great, that people cry out to God in anguish, “Why don’t you do anything? ” As the shock of each traumatic event subsides, people begin asking why such things occur.
Later he would say that this period chimed the final death-knell for his Christianity,” says a recent biography of Charles Darwin. Charles now took his stand as an unbeliever.” Darwin is only one of thousands of famous people who have struggled with this issue, trying to reconcile belief in God with the death and suffering he observed all around, which he believed had gone on for millions of years.
We can think of Helen Keller, who lost the senses of both hearing and sight when she was a baby, and Joni Eareckson-Tada who was paralyzed from the neck down when she was a teenager.Would such a gene be favoured by natural selection?Not unless the act of tranquillising a gazelle improved that gene’s chances of being propagated into future generations.” The pervasiveness of suffering is possibly the most effective tool that atheists use to attack the Bible’s picture of a ‘loving God’.Atheists make what appears to be a reasonable complaint: “If God is loving and all-powerful, then why doesn’t He use His power to stop the evil, suffering, pain, and death?
Over a decade ago, evil terrorists struck the Twin towers (11 September 2001), murdering 3,000 people.