Looks like squirming to me. I never said greed was the only problem. You people need to quit displaying those pictures of hungry children you don't care about that. So you say greed does not cause poverty and the hunger that inflicts those baby, You're the uninformed one not me.
June, you may very well be correct that greed
is the primary reason for the vast poverty we see in the world, but you are missing the point. It makes no sense whatsoever that an omnipotent, omnibenevolent god would allow even one
innocent child to starve to death, yet thousands do every year. It is the greatest of all contradictions for this to happen.
Theists must cling to the notion that god would be violating "free will" if he were to step in and help those suffering, but this is simply a justifying rationalization. It would in no way
violate anyone's free will for god to create a healthy, nutritious, and tasty crop that would naturally grow in abundance in an arid environment. But that doesn't happen, does it? An all-powerful, all-loving being would ensure that the consequences of greed would rightfully be borne by the greedy, not the innocent. Do you believe there is any "sin" a baby could commit that would justify a punishment of death?
This is the biggest reason why I (and many others here) simply cannot believe in your god, June. The fact that innocent babies and children suffer and die every day is proof that your god does not exist
. Does it make sense that a god who cares about helping someone find his keys, or curing someone's cancer, or which football team wins the game, would not help the most needy? Of course not! You credit god with helping you through some tough times, but I would bet that whatever suffering you've experienced would pale in comparison to starving to death. What do you think?