Answer ONE of the following questions. Your answer may be worth up to 10 points of extra credit. Please offer a philosophical, rather than religious, argument to support your position. Please keep your answer reasonably brief (no longer than one or two pages, double-spaced). You may either write your answer in the text box or attach a document.
1. People often suffer terribly because of things like disease and natural disasters. Is this fact incompatible with the belief that there is an all-powerful God who cares about people? Why or why not?