Religions and Suffering
One question raised by atheists all the time is this: "if there is a God, why does he allow suffering?"
The Christian answer to this is "sometimes god creates suffering so that we can value what we have."
This is also the answer most commonly given when people ask "why god won't heal amputees?" So, what happens if I find out I am going blind? Should I pray to God or should I just go blind so that others value their ability to see? Wouldn't it better if we all lived in a world of cats and rainbows where lions eat alongside zebras, and bad things are just fantasies that fill theaters? It'd convince me more that there is a God.