I was talking to a pretty young travel agent the other day, and during the course of our conversation we began to talk about God.
“I don’t believe in God,” she said, “but if there is a God, why is there so much suffering in the world today?”
“You can’t blame God for all the suffering in the world,” I replied. “It’s not God who causes all these things. A lot of it is the work of the Devil. He just loves to hurt people and see them suffer. In fact, that’s one of his main tactics to try to turn people away from God—he tries to give God the blame for his own dirty deeds.”