When my 5 year old son was in the hospital with complications of chemo treatment for leukemia and as I jolted out of a slumber at 1AM to very young children screaming in pain literally woke me up to the ridiculousness of a god, much less a loving one.
Over 9 million children under the age of 5 die every year.
I'm sorry for your son. I hope everything's s fine by now.
This situation is what we have been discussing here. The problem of natural evil to innocent people.
Usually the very victims of this evil have hope and faith in God and they keep this position throughout the agony.
But to outside observers two positions can take place.
One is the position of faith in God. And the other is the position that God can't exist if such evil exists.
Trying to be out of this equation and become the hypothetical neutral observer I find these two outcomes very intriguing.
I cannot say that one position is dishonest and the other is true. I think both positions are very sincere. So why an event can produce such extreme positions? I don't have an answer for that.
All I know is that I believe life has no end and all suffering we endure will be transformed in eternal bliss. This is the only way I find to give some meaning to suffering.
In JWism there's only one reason for why Jesus was executed. They take the Ransom view and give it a status of dogma.
But to Catholicism the Crucifixion of Christ is a complete mystery. There is only views that try to explain it. The first Christians tried very hard to make sense why the Messiah was executed in a horrendous and humiliating way.
Christ as a mortal man needed to die. But he could died by natural causes and not be executed as an innocent.
One of the views that I accept is the Model view. God thought for sake of Infinite Justice He Itself needed to face human suffering. So he set a model that the problem of evil is so mysterious that even God Itself had to experience it.
IMHO the problem if evil must have something related to Infinite Justice. And the Cross of Christ is the needle that seam the entire history of suffering.