Good point Len... without death there would be no room for the continuation of life. A
Also, it is a matter of opinion that disfigurement is a mistake. As Len did say "God works in mysterious ways". We are all unique... a disfigurement is just another something that could set someone apart from others. We all have something that makes us different. And, I personally believe since we arent able to understand WHY things are the way they are... than we need to accept that theres a purpose behind these "mistakes" that is beyond our comprehension.
As to your claims about the bible...
I have actually done my fair share of bible study. So I will try my best to explain it the way I have learned it.
OK, God gives mankind free will, because as our creator he wants to be loved. Love can not sincerely exist unless it is a choice.
Adam and Eve Chose to dissobey God, and be swayed by satan. Who, before hand was given the duty to watch over the earth when he was Lucifer, an angel of God. From the moment Eve and Adam partook of the fruit (that God forbid) we all become decendants of imperfection.
Satan is our choice, without the power mankind gives Satan, he would have none. Thusly because power was not given to Satan by God, God will not take it away.
I believe the whole JOB story was pretty well explained by Ace... :
Lastly, to your remarks about God killing people over government officials screwing up. That is not entirely correct. Its been prophecied that we (Humanity) will allow our own governemts to cause turmoil to our earth. And that many men will indeed put faith in the government of man before the "Gods government". At which point the book of Revelation comes into play. Which does indeed state the wrath of God. But, even still... God promises those who keep their faith and love for him will be spared and given a place in paradise.
*Note... These are not MY views persay, just sharing some of the knowledge I have on the topic.
... Not Ever Again...
Lets use the metaphor of a teacher and a pupil. If the teacher didn't test the pupil, then how would the teacher know the pupil had learnt anything during classes?? You need to test someone in day to day life, to check if they understand what they have learnt and that they can put it into action. That is all that God does to people. He checks their progression in faith and locality. If he didn't check then he could easily be betrayed more often as his followers would turn a blind eye. Much like how from what I can, some people fail to really look at the situations in more depth and only accept what they read rather than understanding more what they read and how to perceive it.
Don't forget that God has a lot to answer for, like Why didn't heal some one , why do you created deformed kids
God has to answer for his actions because he is responsable for what he did.
There has to be pain in the world to be able to experience pleasure (which is one of my most used phrases, that apparently never gets fully understood). But if you don't have pain, then how can you distinctively tell what love is?? You need to have some thing to out weigh another or it just won't work. You need to have two ends of a scale to tell where about you might stand. If you live a light without some thing to compare with, then how can you tell you are in pain? you won't be able to because there is nothing to compare it with.
If we live in a world without pain, then wouldn't we just a world of empty shells? Without emotion, we would be nothing, we would just this lifeless existence that really has no meaning.
Do you beleave that christ loves you more than god ?
Well After what happened to 4 years ago it take some time to trust God again, I can only wonder where was he when my rear end was illegaly thrown out at that time ?