For those who wonder why I created this thread here it's mainly because many atheists where blaming God even if they did not believe in him.
They were using this blame as an argument.
So I thought, let's see what they really think about God and evil. Asking it in a theist forum I would get the answer "exactly as he is doing it right now!"
Unfortunately for your god, “exactly as he is doing it right now” is exactly what we would expect if there is no god or gods.
Even worse is that in order for people to hold onto their religion they have to rationalize that “what we would expect if there is no god or gods” is exactly how their god is expected to behave. This is what religion is, it makes excuses for a god and if that doesn’t work it convinces you that everything is all part of this god’s plan and everything is exactly as it should be. This is a systematic self-reinforcing delusion to hold onto the flock as no one can question this god’s plan, we are insignificant lowly mortals who can’t possibly comprehend the plan of a god. Very convenient.
So, I’m curious, why would believing in this god’s plan make someone right, but not believing in this god’s plan make that same person wrong? Could it be that this is one of the primary rules designed by religion to keep people believing? Those who disobey your god and the plan are “evil”! They will burn in hell with Satan because Satan also had the audacity to question god’s plan! Very convenient.
Innocent children dying of curable and treatable diseases has to be rationalized away as a necessity for god’s plan to achieve a greater good. Why is it wrong to ask, “why wouldn’t this god make a plan to avoid those children having to die miserably at a young age and unable to enjoy life and still achieve the same greater good?” Can’t your god do that? Won’t your god do that? Apparently your god can’t or won’t. Take your pick, because that is what you call a god. A god which behaves as if it doesn’t exist.
Sidestepping the Problem of Evil won’t make it go away, sidestepping will just keep you believing a fantasy represents reality.