I see many in this forum as well in other forums say they used to believe in God. But, they stopped when they realized that if God is merciful and loving, why would God allow wars, child molestations, death, destruction and all those ugly things about our human condition. It is true that when we look at how many times God intervened in mankind over a period of 6,000 years, it's not all that much. One big event with the flood. A few cities destroyed. Jesus raised the dead of a few and healed many of the sick and lame. But, that's pretty much it. Why? Here's my take on it: 1. To understand more about our human condition, we need to know what God's Plan is. I believe it's to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of mankind. There are two possible ways to accomplish this. A. Have complete control over humans for every second of every day for 6,000 years. Not allowing for any free thought, worship, personal liberty and freedom and choices. We'd be herded like cattle to earth shown what good and evil are but not having to take part in both and make our own free moral choices. B. Have 99.9% freedom to choose good and evil, learn from our own mistakes, live in liberty and tyranny, judged on how we did with certain assistance and tools to know learn about good and evil and make the choice. Those tools include prayer, prophecy, scriptures, the Light of Christ and the Holy Ghost... 2. God chose B. I also believe as spirit children, we were also there to choose A or B as well. Jehovah chose to follow Father in Heaven with Plan B. Lucifer chose Plan A. 2/3rds of the hosts of heaven (includes all of us) chose to follow Jehovah (who would later come to the earth as Jesus Christ and atone for our sins if we repent). The other third of the hosts of heaven followed Lucifer and were banished from Heaven to come to the earth and tempt the rest of us to reject Father in Heaven's Plan B. With this in mind, if God answered every prayer and wish by every person on the earth, he would be following Plan A. Marxism is a form of Plan A with tyranny and suppression of liberties and personal freedoms. The way Marxists often take over free countries is by creating anarchy, hatred, and lawlessness. After society completely breaks down, the Marxist swoops in and restores order through tyranny. Saul Alinsky wrote a book called "Rules for Radicals" in which Hillary Clinton, Biden, Obama and many other liberals are students of. A new movie out from liberal Hollywood depicts what happens when one person gets the power to grant everyone's wishes in the world. Lawlessness is the outcome. I couldn't believe my eyes when I watched the new WW84 movie on Christmas Day this depiction. Since the world is made up of conservatives, liberals, Marxists, Federalists, Atheists, Believers, Fascists, Bigots and others, imagine if everyone got their wishes. Total lawlessness. Communist nations and Free nations would point their nukes at each other and launch them. God's infinite wisdom understands this. So, he intervenes occasionally personally and few times to nations in order to make sure His Plan B is moving forward. So, we live in a wonderful world of opportunity. It is up to us to be a part of the good and help others in need and don't have our opportunities. But, to think their is not God because he won't stop wickedness at this point in time is just plain ignorant and pointless. If Satan succeeds then God will intervene and we will enter into the period known as the Millennium. Satan will be bound with his devils and there will be a lot more peace for a thousand years. We will still have our agency.