---"If you have kids, you know that sometimes you need to make them cry to learn a lesson,...
What lesson do 27,000 people "learn" by drowning?
And what "lesson" do many more people - survivors and relatives - learn by having their lives torn apart?
Many people will be grieving their loss until they die. Is the lesson "Ok, so you're family is gone...don't worry, be happy." ??? What positive message should anyone take from this? I'm all ears.
And if these disasters leave people shaken and mystified as to why such misfortune has befallen them...and there is no good answer...how is this a "lesson" when you don't know what the hell to "learn?"
And, btw, I don't teach my children lessons by killing them.
----"...and who is on comand."
So, this is just a show of power to remind us who is in charge?
---"Every suffering has a higher purpose, that we may not foresee in the present, but that time will bring the right approach so we finally understand it.
When would this be? How is that anything other than hoping, wishing it to be true?