If God is all powerful and all loving, why has he permitted human suffering?
My answer was (and is) that it is NOT 'permitted'.
Just because something 'is' , doesn't mean that God 'permits' it.
We have human misery.
Provide, please, an explanation.
Buddhism takes a very different perspective on human suffering. Maybe Asherman--our most informed A2Ker on the subject--will give us an overview of this perspective. Don't feel obliged, Ash, but it would be appreciated I'm sure.
Real life and now joe tell me that asking why is not proper.
neologist wrote:Real life and now joe tell me that asking why is not proper.
No, you're wrong. I never said that asking "why" is improper. I said that real life's answered your initial question "why does god permit suffering."
But for some reason you don't like that answer, so now you're asking some entirely different questions. Go figure.
Real life answered my initial question by saying that God does not permit suffering but declined to offer any reasons for God not putting an end to it. I hardly consider that an answer.
The title of this thread was "Why has God not intervened?" No answer to that, either.
mesquite wrote:Are you saying that God somehow gave mankind the quality of empathy that he himself did not possess?neologist wrote:If God is all powerful and all loving, why has he permitted human suffering?
If we are to believe the Bible, God not only permitted human suffering but was directly responsible for a great deal of it.