PLEASE, help me with the problem of evil Hi, I am from Norway (a country in northern Europe), I am from a christian family, and have been raised to believe in the Bible and God. However, in this country there is a large majority of atheists,and lately my discussions with some of my friends has got me to think alot about the existanse of God. Recently I watched a TV documentary about Pol Pot's regime in Cambodia. It was about a man who had been tortured in terrible ways during the Pots time in power (for no reason!), and is still crying every day because of his experiences. I asked myself how God could allow this, and started a big thought experience with myself, with the problem of evil in the back of my mind. God is all-powerful, God is all-knowing and God IS goodness. So I thought about all the christian arguments that had been made against these problems (from my parents and other things I've heard), but it didn't make sense. I have been told that free will is the solution to the problem to evil, I have also been told that for goodness to exist, evil MUST exist, because it's the opposite. My christian belief has always been VERY important to me, but I must admit I'm still not entirely convinced after seeing this documentary. These christian arguments are all dependant on the world we live in. The laws of existance. If God is all-powerful, couldn't he change all the laws of nature and existance? Couldn't he give us free will but without making it possible to do such evil as Pol Pot did, just as he gave us free will without making it possible for us to fly? It is hard for us to imagine, but for God it should be possible! I have been giving this alot of thought, and I really need answers to this question, I hope you can help me. I hope my english is understandable enough! Petter.