I would rather believe there is no god
than believe there is a being so cruel
that he allows children to suffer
just to make them love him more.
You see, it’s sick to let people suffer
when you have the power to help them
just to teach them a lesson.
No suffering is ever justified
by making you a “better person” afterwards,
especially if the only aspect that makes you better
is loving the god that didn’t stop the pain.
No amount of free will
ever justified rape, or murder, or torture;
no freedom of action ever made child abuse alright.
So in short, just let me explain.
An all-powerful all-knowing being
can only be benevolent
if that being prevents unnecessary suffering.
(And no suffering is ever really necessary.)
So as long as there is rape, murder, torture, abuse, starvation, and unnecessary pain,
there can be no loving god.
Because I don’t give a damn about this free will nonsense
that took away my ability to be free.
God doesn’t cause suffering. The choices of mankind cause suffering. Satan and his demons cause suffering. Yes, God allows suffering because he allows the natural consequences to our sin. If there were no consequences then everyone would just do whatever they wanted to do. God did give us freewill to choose our lifestyle choices. If we have sex outside of a monogamous relationship we might get an STD. If we murder someone we might go to jail. etc. If our daddy goes to jail, the child might suffer the consequences. Children suffer because adults make fully informed choices to sin. I suffered child sexual abuse at 4 years old because of someone else’s bad choices. It messed me up for a long time. But God’s merciful love towards me has turned what was bad into something good, in that He has enabled me to minister to others who have hurt like I have. God very well could have made us all robots and not allowed us choices and free will. But God didn’t want robots to serve Him, He wanted those who would choose to serve Him out of their love for Him. God has been so good to me in so many ways, how could I help but love and serve Him. If you only knew how many times God mercifully saved my life, you would understand. I pray that one day you will. I can’t bear the thought of someone choosing hell over a loving God, who sent His only son to die in their place for their sins and mine. If I didn’t do everything possible to convince them of the truth, I would be responsible to God for their soul. You are free just like the rest of us to make your own choices, but with the consequences that go with them. If you choose to reject God and Jesus, that will be hell and eternal separation from the God who did everything He could to bring His children back to Himself. My heart aches when my children suffer, but sometimes I have to allow them to suffer the consequences of their own mistakes in order to make them a better person. If my child chose to sin, knowing it would hurt themselves and others, I would be remiss in not letting them learn that what they did was wrong. If you tell your child not to run in the street and they do it anyway, they would get run over. So in order to save them from a worse consequence sometimes you must spank them or use some other form of discipline to correct them to help them understand that it’s dangerous. You must teach them not to talk to strangers or they might get kidnapped and abused or worse. We sometimes have to teach our children lessons to keep them safe. Sometimes we may let them suffer a little to save them from suffering a greater consequence later. Hell is a greater consequence.