Why would God create humans knowing that a vast number of them would suffer in this life? Does eternity really make up for a life of war, fear, hunger, or _______ (insert issue here). The typical response to this question is, “People could have lived in perfection as God created it, but they chose sin.” But that doesn’t answer the question. God would have known that people would sin. So why start the whole mess at all, even with the promise of a messiah?
God didn't make up the "sin" part of the situation, WE humans did! Why? Self-interest. A new sin is made up and voted into the Catholic church every so often. So, in reality, there are no sins under gods eyes, just your governing church's eyes.
Prick your finger it is done
The moon has now eclipsed the sun
The angel has spread its wings
The time has come for bitter things
Posted 01 November 2012 - 01:11 AM
On a cosmic scale, we humans are insignificant. A creator with such a massive, all-encompassing perspective could not be expected to care about what every single human is doing to themselves or others any more than we care what a single neutrino 100 light years away is doing right now. This answer does not address the Christian or Biblical perspective and concept of sin, of course, but it's the only one that makes sense to me if there is, in fact, a creator.
A creator simply would not care, despite our beliefs that we are the center of the universe.
There really is no answer to that question without asking God itself. Humans are suppose to be based off the image of God, mainly for the fact that we were given the chance to choose. Maybe there have been countless wars that have been avioded do to people's choices, maybe there could have been many wars avoided because no one choose to stand up. I do have to say that God isn't what most people think, if you read the old testament. God had its own favorite race of people, it destroyed many cities and countrys out of anger, and well did alot of punishing as well. So who knows, but it's up to us as a people to change our outcome in this world, for better, or worse.