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Suffering proves that there is no loving God
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"Suffering proves that there is no loving God"
This essay hopes to explore the various arguments, both for and against the above statement. The statement implies that since suffering has occurred (and indeed still occurs) to people in this world, there cannot be a 'loving' god. It does not however claim that there cannot be a god at all.
A question to consider is something like the following; how could an all loving God allow his 'innocent' creations to suffer? It makes no real sense that God would willingly allow the creatures he created (mankind) to suffer, especially without any apparent reason. For example, we can take the horrific event that was the holocaust. During the holocaust, approximately ten million people died; millions more suffered. How could a loving God have allowed this to occur? Some claim that the holocaust, and indeed other times of suffering throughout Jewish history have been a punishment sent by God. In my opinion, if that is the case, it seems more like a cruel take on corporal punishment on God's part.
The holocaust may actually serve as an example for my next point. It is widely claimed that the Holocaust caused
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