What are some reasons why God might allow his creatures to suffer? | WINTERY KNIGHT

There’s an interesting article posted at Belief Map. He sets up the possible reasons with a very good explanation of the structure of the argument. His explanation allows him to balance the existence of suffering with “greater goods”. Most Christians can name some of the ones that he talks about: free will, character formation, etc. But what about this quote from a section entitled “Worldly people turning to seek God is good”: Seeking fellowship with God is a great good (especially in the context of eternity). This is relevant because, with less suffering, fewer would seek God. Indeed, • “Religiosity declines as worldly prosperity of individuals rises.”[2005 WIN-Gallup International poll]1 • Studies confirm that Christianity grows most rapidly during hardships.2

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