More people need to understand this thank you.
To many in the Christian faith, and in America in particular, the existence of pain and evil in the world is an abstract concept, much on the same level as astronomy or chemical engineering. They know it exists, have seen it evidenced in things like the Holocaust, poverty, and cancer, but it’s not anything that carries any sort of weight on their lives.
Until something happens to them or someone they love.
Then it’s real. Then many abandon their faith.
One of the main reasons I have heard or read for a person leaving behind Christianity goes something like this: “Would a good God allow this particular suffering to happen to this particular loved one? How could He go back on his promise to always answer our prayers?”
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