Um, that is a touchy subject, but I'll try and take a shot at it....LOL! I think by reading the Bible from cover to cover, it seems that God uses these things as trials in peoples lives. And the reason I feel firm in this is because I lost my dad to leukemia at the age of 12, and I remember questioning why did God take my dad from me, and I think that had my dad been here as I grew into a man I may have been more reliant on dad than God.Why does God allow evil ? You asked for an example: Murder, Rape, Child Molestation, etc. People think God should stop it from happening.
What do you think ?
I really don't understand child molestation, but I am not God, GOd knows what he is doing and some day we will know why. I think that to get a answer anywhere close to knowing why, we should look at the case of Job. The devil actually was responsible for what happened to Job, and from my point of view, God allowed Job to be torn down to his very foundation and built him back up to better than before. Job was faithful to God, that is probably the best example I know of.
Does this make sense?