- Difficult circumstances build character such as patience, perseverance, courage, resolve, and test our honesty.
- Difficult circumstances provide us with opportunities to exhibit charity, empathy, humility, and to embrace the different.
- Suffering prepares us for future tragedy and bonds us together in sympathy.
- Pain creates a feedback mechanism for either avoiding or handling other pain in the future.
- Evil provides us with an appreciation for Good. Our own evil nature makes us humble, and thus needy for a savior.
- Imperfection keeps us humble, often results in compensating factors that create greatness, and creates a longing for a better time.
- Evil creates a longing for justice and provides an opportunity to learn the character trait of forgiveness and longsuffering.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Atheist Fallacy #2 - A Perfect Loving Good Would Not Allow Imperfection, Evil, or Suffering
There are many possible reasons why a perfect loving God would allow imperfection, evil, and suffering into his creation. I have enumerated them elsewhere in this blog, but will list them briefly again: