I have to say, I got the most disturbing answer ever, on another forums,. Lemme share it with you. It's wordy, but see if you can boil down the essence of the answer:
Originally Posted by knight
I see that your problem is with the perception of time which magnifies the relevance and distorts out of proportion your subjective perception of suffering and evil.
What if the most horrible suffering imaginable lasted 20, 30, 50, or even 200 years? What is it really when compared to eternity?
The purpose for all that suffering might be as simple as the purpose for slapping a baby on its ass, so to speak, to encourage life and inspire living, in the grand scheme of things a fleeting moment. Nothing when compared to all the unexplored wonders of living in this realm that awaits it.
In the same way all of your suffering, your trials and tribulations, your pain and sorrow in this realm are only a momentary precursor to a greater awakening. A preparation for the day when you are released from the confinement of this mortal coil and take your first breaths of life into your nostrils as an eternal living being.
Much of what causes people pain and a sense of loss is from attachments to what they can never possess forever.
you might not realize this but the fact that people suffer and die on this planet is evidence of a loving and merciful God.
If you could live forever free of pain on this planet you would be praying for death before you turned 200 years old. After an eon has passed, you would have gone completely insane epochs ago, literally burning alive in sulfurous flames.
I actually had to read it a couple of times, but when I finally sussed out what he was saying, I was left utterly speechless at the complete insensitivity of his position.