Wasn't sure where to put this thread, so decided on here. For many years, I have been bothered by questions and experiences of suffering and death. I especially hate to see the innocent suffer; that would include children and animals. It bothers me to the point that I can't kill for food, by hunting or fishing. I don't know how or why I got so sensitive to this, but I did. Have you ever wondered if all the suffering and tormented death in the world moves God? I admit I have sometimes wondered that and wondered why He allows so much of it. I know, free will and all that, but I wonder sometimes why He doesn't prevent or stop some of it. And I know everything that lives must die, but why the extreme suffering? Anyway, I think if anything could ever cause me to lose my faith, it would be this. I grieve at losing even a pet. I grieve for the 50 million aborted babies in the US since abortion became legal. I grieve for all the innocent victims of warmongering. I grieve for what this country did to the Native Americans. For the life of me, I can't understand why anyone would want to hurt people or animals. I can't understand why there is so much extreme pain and suffering in this life. To me, pain, suffering, and death are not redemptive. On the contrary, they are devastating and the enemy which Jesus conquers.