Why Do We Suffer? - Kathryn Schifferdecker
Podcast discussion with Eric Barreto, Cameron Howard, and Kathryn Schifferdecker. Article written by Kathryn Schifferdecker.
Why do people suffer? It’s a question as old as the Bible (or older) and as current as today’s newspaper. Someone we love dies. A child is abused or neglected. A tornado wipes out a whole town. And we ask, "Why? Why do people suffer?"
The atheist has no real problem here. Why do people suffer? Because that’s the way life is. Chance, circumstance, luck, whatever you want to call it. Crap (to use a euphemism) happens. What’s the point in even asking the question?
Those of us who believe in a good, loving, and powerful God have more of a problem.