You: You are avoiding the point I am trying to make. Dying babies are specific incidents, but they are not the extent of the problem. People are killed by fires, floods, and airplane crashes every day; young animals are trapped and die a slow, painful death. Can you say that such things are part of the divine plan of a benevolent God when there is nothing but sadness and horror associated with them? What kind of divine plan is it that resorts to such methods to maintain a balance?

Aaron: That is a very good question. The reason for these small evils may be hard to see, but I assure you it is there. I have erred in trying to show you the balance in nature when the real issue is God's plan for us. Let me elucidate.