According to the argument from evil, the existence of evil/suffering means the Christian God could not possibly exist. Yet then what are we to make of the following famous quote?
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
I happen to think Kubler-Ross is on to something. And if no suffering is supposed to exist, would that not also mean such “beautiful people” should likewise not exist?
In fact, try to imagine what human beings would be like if they never once suffered. Would they have empathy? Would they have courage? It would seem to me that someone who never once suffered would be rather shallow.