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    God amidst suffering – Ask the Rabbi

    Q. How can I believe in God when there is so much suffering?

    A. The British philosopher, CEM Joad, was an agnostic for many years because of this problem. Then he realised he was not asking the right question.

    Instead of asking why there was no such suffering he should have been asking where and how human beings derived the power to survive suffering.

    He was now prepared to believe in God because he saw that there had to be a Power that sustained people in time of adversity.

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