An interesting book review and article on God and the problem of suffering.
I disagree with lots of what was said, and want to argue with it, but that will wait...
Read the article yourself:
Holiday in Hellmouth
God may be dead, but the question of why he permits suffering lives on.
by James Wood
Nietzsche said that if a human being put his ear to the heart chamber of the world and heard the roar of existence, the “innumerable shouts of pleasure and woe,” he would surely break into pieces. But a newspaper, pumping its inky current of despair, might serve as well...
Read it all here.