If 21 Children Die Each Minute, How Can There Be A God?

The Problem of the Existence of Suffering

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Boy Helps Amputee Friend Injured During the War, Naples, Italy 1944

I searched for God among the Christians and on the Cross and therein I found Him not.
I went into the ancient temples of idolatry; no trace of Him was there.
I entered the mountain cave of Hira and then went as far as Qandhar but God I found not.
With set purpose I fared to the summit of Mount Caucasus and found there only ‘anqa’s habitation.
Then I directed my search to the Kaaba, the resort of old and young; God was not there even.
Turning to philosophy I inquired about him from ibn Sina but found Him not within his range.
I fared then to the scene of the Prophet’s experience of a great divine manifestation only a “two bow-lengths’ distance from him” but God was not there even in that exalted court.
Finally, I looked into my own heart and there I saw Him; He was nowhere else.”

Rumi

I say, ‘You are gods; you are all children of the Most High.

-Psalm 82:6

“About 29,000 children under the age of five — 21 each minute — die every day, mainly from preventable causes. More than 70 per cent of almost 11 million child deaths every year are attributable to six causes: diarrhoea, malaria, neonatal infection, pneumonia, preterm delivery, or lack of oxygen at birth.”

-Unicef, https://www.unicef.org/mdg/childmortality.html

“The word ‘grace’ literally means ‘favour’ In Hebrew it is CHEN from a root word CHANAN — to bend or stoop in kindness to another as a superior to an inferior.”

-https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Hebrew_Roots/The_original_foundation/Grace

Words are Code - "Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself." - Rumi

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