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That is the beauty of Truth. It is found in everything under the Sun... if we have eras to hear and eyes to see and hearts to receive.
We - mankind - are our own biggest stumbling block.
... even tho some things recorded for what they were - individual angles - and still unearthed later, the spirit to understanding was given to discern, and with this we are able to hold fast to what we receive.
(T) Peace always to you.
I agree that we are our own worst enemies. We have been given the gift of life and on a place with the resources to sustain us all. Man's greed and need to satisfy the flesh more than God has created a world full of sin and suffering. But it is not how we die that matters, death will come for us all, but rather how we live. The last shall be first and those that gave up their suffering to The Lord and endured pain in this life will be rewarded in the next life to come.
God could intervene and limit free-will and undo the damage and suffering caused by man. But then we are nothing more than puppets on a string. This life is a drop in the ocean compared to eternity. God did not intervene to save His only Son because ways beyond our understanding require the payment of sins. Christ died to wipe the slate clean and to bring the truth to us. And so often that gift is squandered and taken for granted.
People often ask is it fair that a child suffers? If things were 'fair' we would all die in our sins. But we have been given this human life do that we may seek the truth. And like you said it can be found everywhere under the sun. This life is a test of sorts but one where the rules are simple. Love God and love one another. Nothing man should struggle with to the extent he does.
I used my response to you to also cover some thoughts I had on God intervening.