This is a mind map one of the members of the atheist group on my campus created describing the problem of evil. I just thought it was interesting; thought I'd share it. It's one of the most in-depth evaluations of its type that I've seen. Enjoy.
and anyway, why couldn't god have given us free will but created us in such a way as to make so that we always freely choose good?
@ Nelson - Because there is no god lol.
A Christian is not going to be able to come to terms with this fact just because something does not make sense. Most Christians don't place value on making sense when it comes to the behavior of their god, and feel comfortable with that, unless or until something happens that; a) makes them feel free enough from fear to allow doubt, and b) enables them to understand the concept of cognitive bias and the basics of statistical probabilities.
That is interesting. Thanks, Kyle. I've never seen one of these before.