The most common version I've heard is the idea that god (the one in The Bible) gave us free-will and by free-will humans make their own conditions. For me the problems with this are:Postmaster said:I'd like to hear multiple religious views on why God doesn't help people including children that are dieing of hunger every 3 seconds? Whilst others do not suffer the same fate.
I think this distinction you make here is really the most fruitful way of looking at this question.I said:Indeed, where humans suffer, it is human responsibility to deal and address such issues.
For example, I could sit all day at home, not go shopping, and slowly hunger my family. Would I have any right to blame God if we starved?
Of course, the other side of the coin is as to how much God cares about the individual - but to do that, in my opinion, you need to separate the temporal concerns of this world, with the transcendent concerns of the spiritual universe. Hm...hope that makes sense.
I agree with you there, that's the way I have always looked at it.Bandit said:I have often felt that God allows these things, just to see what WE are going to do with it. How will we treat them that are less fortunate?
That is one way I see it Postmaster.