Dealing With World Disasters

In a world with natural disasters like the one in Bangladesh, with never-ending wars in Ethiopia, Northern Ireland and elsewhere, with the human savagery of its Saddam Husseins, Idi Amins, Hitlers and Stalins, and with diseases like cancer, Alzheimer's and AIDS, it is beyond my comprehension how people--rational, thinking human beings--can believe in an all-powerful, benevolent Supreme Being. Obviously that being is either incapable or unwilling to prevent the tragedies and brutalities that mankind has suffered since the beginning of time.

LEO NEWMAN

Laguna Hills

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