There is no rational, demonstrable, or defensible reason for a compassionate God to allow any of that. The excuses you will hear for it are either illogical, contradict known facts, or require wildly implausible assumptions for which there is no evidence.
Why would a god allow such suffering in this world? Why are there people with crippling, painful disorders and diseases?
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In Genesis 9:11-13 It says God has a covenant that he will never submerge the world by flood again and his token of the covenant is the rainbow. But it is scientifically impossible for rainbows to have not existed before this. Please explain?
How can you dare say that God wouldn't want everyone saved? What about John 3:16? I thought Jesus loved and gave up his life on the cross for the whole world? If not, why create and sustain them? Wouldn't he want them to receive EVERLASTING LIFE?
Does Islam actually teach violence? Many non-Muslims seem to quote verses from the Quran where Muslims are asked to fight and kill infidles.
If you accept the theory of evolution, only with god as the starter of it, when did souls come into existence?
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In the Bible we are asked to be more like Christ. We can definitely try but will never be able to be like Him. In Genesis the snake tempted Adam/Eve telling them that if they ate the fruit they will be like God. How do you explain this to a 6 yo boy?
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