Theists, answer this
A friend of mine died a few days ago of congestive heart failure, he was 41 yrs old. I'd only known him about 3 yrs, he was a customer on my mail route who would meet me at the mailbox most every day. He was born with congestive heart failure and suffered greatly from other conditions during his 41 years. At one point medicine he was taking caused him to black out and fall, shattering his arm. He suffered great pain in that arm for many years. In addition to all this his mental development was that of about a 12 year old. It's been difficult delivering mail there knowing he's not coming out, we had become good friends. He was a big fan of KISS and Ace Frehley (I downloaded all of their music for him), and he was a big believer in your god.
My question is this; why would your god (or any god) suffer this gentle individual with such misery from birth? What could the unborn have possibly done to deserve such a fate? I don't want to hear any crap about how we can't fathom his reasons or tests of faith (remember, he was a believer) or any other such bullshit. Come up with some straight answers that make moral sense, or even common sense. In my estimation, if your god exists, the Epicurean argument applies.
"Erecting the 'wall of separation between church and state,' therefore, is absolutely essential in a free society." Thomas Jefferson