governed by an all-powerful, omniscient, benevolent God, would Nixon, Reagan, Bush, and Trump have ever been Presidents?
Would there have been a Hitler, and a Mao Zedong? A Tamerlane, a Ghenghis Khan, or countless Aztec ritual sacrifices? So many cultures that degrade women? Police that routinely brutalize and murder black people, and never get punished for doing so? Climate change denial, in spite of the obvious threats? Wanton long term destruction of the environment, for a few short term profits? Gross economic equality?
Isn't the world we observe one that makes no, or very little, sense?
Theodicy is the fancy word for various religious attempts to explain it, but it has never persuaded me.
Evolution gone bad, is my feeble explanation for practices that threaten to lead us into extinction.
Go at it, Char, I know you are an optimist. Demolish my dystopian views.