The existence of evil and suffering in the world is a proof, not that God is either good but powerless, or all powerful and not good. On the contrary, it is proof that God is both loving and omnipotent. Only absolute love could grant unhindered freedom, and only omnipotence can endure the operation of that freedom. By: D.R. Davies Source: Catholic Digest, Dec. 1991 [Glen: this is true once one accepts God's existence--this is the only way God could exist given the universe that we inhabit]

source: Anonymous tags: Apologetics, Suffering