One of the biggest questions among many people Christians, and non-Christians alike, is "If God is good, how can He allow so much evil in the world?"
The answer to this question, and many others like it, although on the surface is simple, is actually quite complex. So let's look at it in detail from the position of orthodoxy. If you read this, and have comments, or questions, feel free to leave them on the site.
God IS good, and allows evil, so that we CAN CHOOSE good.
Now that I have expressed the simple, lets dig a little into the complexity. If God is truly good, and All powerful, why would He allow people to hurt others when He COULD prevent it?
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice forb our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.