I was cleaning the house yesterday and my husband had an Awake out. I just flipped through it for a second and one article struck me. It was the example of why God is allowing suffering and it being a court case. I know we have all heard that example so much in our years of being a JW.
But it got me to thinking about the Elizabeth Smart case. It took about 8 years to try the creep who abducted her and raped her every day. During these last eight years he was sitting in some kind of jail waiting for trial not out roaming the streets looking for a new victim or worse Elizabeth. Now the way the WT has it Satan is way worse than even the sick perverted creep who raped Elizabeth and Jehovah has to do a court case like just happened with the Smart case. Yet Jehovah is allowing Satan to roam around torturing humans until the trail can begin.
So why at the very least dose not Jehovah put Satan in some kind of holding cell so he cannot continue to rape, murder, and torture human beings. If imperfect men knew enough to hold David Mitchell the guy who rapped Elizabeth should God at least put Satan in something to stop him until the court case can be held?
To me the reasoning of JW's would be like letting the creep who rapped Elizabeth to still have control over Elizabeth, it would be like her dad saying well we really hate to see Elizabeth suffer but it is a bigger picture that is hard to understand. We need to see where Elizabeth's loyalties lay, with us her family or with Mitchell. That makes no sense anyway you look at it. You would think Elizabeth's dad was sick if he ever said that, yet the WT tells us we have to believe a God of love feels and acts that way. That is really sick. No wonder it has never made sense to me.
I asked my husband this question and he could not answer me and he has been an elder for 32 years.