I expect God / Allah / Jahweh / whoever is very proud of himself for this - 17,000 children dead in the quake in Pakistan and India. Of course, though, the problem isn't with god, it is with me - I don't understand his mission / his mysterious ways / his giving us free will / his "intelligent design" (doh). But hang on, if he can sit by and let this happen (he can't, after all, intervene for some reason), doesn't that make him evil, or at best indifferent? So why would one want to worship him except out of a fear of hell? And since when has fear been at the root of love? Doh2.