I must first state my position that I’m not an atheist, nor an agnostic. I have a strong suspicion that there is a force that we call God, and that ‘believers’ assign to Him the attributes: omnipotence; omnipresence; omniscience; goodness; justness; etc. Enlightened believers understand that we cannot find the ‘Correct Answer’ to the question of why God would ever let someone rape a four year old innocent child, nor indeed, allow for the suffering and death of all innocent children. Nor can another human being tell you the answer; only God can reveal this to you, personally.
I hold a different view which is that God does not have all the attributes assigned to Him listed above. The physical evidence is that there may be a Vital Force that brings life and all consequent biological phenomena to organic matter, according to Vitalistic Theory – see below:
Vitalistic Theory: The view that life, and all consequent biological phenomena, are due to a ‘Vital Force’ [source: A Dictionary of Science].
If God was omnipotent, He could control the Life Forms that He brings into existence. If He is benevolent and without malice, there is no need to ‘create’ parasitic organisms that disable or kill their hosts, including us, who are meant to have been created in the image of the Holy Trinity [Let Us make man in Our image…..from Genesis 1:26].
Without deluding ourselves, we cannot excuse God for these parasites since there are those that can be just as lethal to some of the smallest creatures that are very unlikely to have ‘Free Will’ –
It’s not that God punishes us for our wrong doings; it’s that He has an infinite imagination and a propensity to bring into existence a humanly unimaginable number and type of organisms. After that, He lets nature take its course.
We humans are capable of the worst cruelties and the best altruistic behaviour, but altruistic behaviour is not exclusive to human beings! I have included just one link of many below:
We do not need to blame God for all the injustice that exists; we need to understand His true nature and examine the empirical evidence, honestly.