If God is all-knowing, all-powerful, and just, then why do ignorant kids suffer?

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    I ask how there can be suffering on Earth if there is an all-powerful, all-knowing, and just God. I am told that there is free will and that people must choose to believe in Jesus. If that is the case, then what becomes of children who suffer and die without having been given information about Jesus? More importantly, why would such a God allow innocent children to suffer in agony and pain such as this kid did?

    Such a child does not have free will in the practical sense. He probably did not even get a chance to learn about Jesus. Luckily he survived.

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    C'mon. I think we know you've already answered that question, eh?
     
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    Who constitutes "we"?

    I doubt that a God can be all-powerful, all-knowing, and just at the same time. Yet, I am not confident in my opinion. I am still looking for a logical and convincing answer and/or explanation. As I see it, either I have a faulty premise or such a God can't exist.
     
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    Ayup.
     
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    We have a winner.
     
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    *sigh*

    B/c if there was not suffering like this, people, like you, would scream there is no god on a bad hair day.

    God forsaked us in the 80's!!

    My skate board broke!! THERE IS NO GOD!!

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    Life's hard, I suggest you grow up and get used to it, or go out and do something about it like many religous groups do.
     
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    "Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
    
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. 

    Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
    
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?"
    - Epicurus (341–270 B.C.)
     
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    hmm

    no, no personal responsibility from the parents is expeced. It's gods fault they aren't able to feed themselves properly.

    Oh yeah, nice photoshop. buzzards don't get that close to people.
     
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    please dont waste food - tribe.net

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    The photo in the mail is the Pulitzer prize winning photo taken in 1994 during Sudan famine. The picture depicts a famine stricken child crawling towards a United Nations food camp, located a kilometer away. The vulture is waiting for the child to die so that it can eat it. This picture shocked the whole world. No one knows what happened to the child, including the photographer Kevin Carter who left the place as soon as the photograph was taken.

    Three months later he committed suicide due to depression.
     
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    The photographer was Kevin Carter who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for this picture. A few months later after collecting his Pulitzer, Carter committed suicide, the violence he'd encountered in his life as a journalist, especially in South Africa, becoming too much to live with.

    You seem to be terribly ignorant of Jesus and Christianity. You have a lot to learn which I'm sure you're willing to rectify. Please let us know your progress from time-to-time.
     

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