If God is love, why is there war? Where is God? Why does He not help us?
‘How can a mere finite human be sure that infinite wisdom would not tolerate certain short-range evils in order for more long-range goods that we couldn’t forsee?’
‘Imagine a bear in a trap and a hunter who, out of sympathy, wants to liberate him. He tries to win the bear’s confidence, but he can’t do it, so he has to shoot the bear full of drugs. The bear, however, thinks this is an attack and that the hunter is trying to kill him. He doesn’t realize that this is being done out of compassion.’
‘Then, in order to get the bear out of the trap, the hunter has to push him further into the trap to release the tension on the spring. If the bear were semiconscious at that point, he would be even more convinced that the hunter was his enemy who was out to cause him suffering and pain. But the bear would be wrong.’
‘He reaches this incorrect conclusion because he’s not a human being.’
Lee Strobel in ‘The Case for Faith’, in an interview with Peter Kreft, Professor of Philosophy in Boston College and Villanova University .