Why God Still Allows Suffering

People often ask why God doesn’t end suffering, or why he doesn’t take away evil and are left unanswered. The reason why God doesn’t end suffering and/or evil is because in order to take away suffering and/or evil, God would have to take away freedom. Like Fr. Mike had said, look at the Injustice series in the DC Comics universe. Because the Joker used Scarecrow’s fear toxin against Superman, and manipulated Superman into thinking that he was fighting Doomsday when it was actually Lois Lane, he ended up killing her without knowing until the toxin gave out. After the toxin ran out, knowing Superman, against his will, killed his wife, he eliminates the Joker and afterwards crime itself. Batman is against Superman’s movement because even though Superman eliminated crime, he eliminated freedom. Superman eliminated freedom alongside crime without realizing it and because crime in that universe is no longer existent, nobody has the freedom to choose what they wish to do with their lives, because the only generic thing they can do that is between good and evil is good. Because Superman eliminated freedom alongside crime, he did an evil thing, because no one can choose what they want to do, which is why Batman is against Superman’s movement, because again, without realizing, Superman did something evil himself, when his power was to only do good. So God won’t end suffering NOT because he doesn’t care, because he does, but if he were to take it away, he would have to take away freedom.

 

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