I like comments like MickeyFin's where they watch what they obviously believe is fiction, and then they review it as if it were a non-fiction piece. The only thing this could indicate is that their soul is crying out for the concept to be true, but everything else in their being denies it at all cost. It is the equivalent of me watching Spider-Man and then shouting outrage that there is no actual superhero that can crawl on ceilings, and voicing my disgust that some filmmaker subjected me to such a presentation. As far as the question: "Why is there suffering in the world?" The answer has nothing to do with your problems with this movie, but the answer is nevertheless critical for any intellectual and non-intellectual to contemplate. The answer is easy to understand, but only once your mind has evolved past Neanderthal. One of many non-preaching presentations can be found here (found via a quick google search) where some ideas to answer your question are given. http://powertochange.com/discover/faith/worldsuffering/ and I'll add further, if there was no suffering, how would we know what joy was? Certainly, you don't expect everyone to be happy all of the time, do you? If anything, YOU are preaching THAT to all of US. Frankly, I don't care for your anonymous cold call. If you still think that link was too preachy, here is a very clinical discussion about the absolute necessity of suffering that might prove much more palatable. http://www.vmohanty.com/2010/why-is-there-suffering-in-the-world/ Either way, using the existence of suffering as an excuse to deny there's a God is as ludicrous as me using the existence of crime to deny there's no Spider-Man. You may have to read that more than once to fully appreciate the intellectual profundity.