Last night, I went lurking on my old ethics and religion debating forum, and discovered once again the anger and pain that one forumite keeps posting about God.
This forumite graduated from an evangelical Christian college. He wanted to be a missionary. He wanted to serve God. He helped people with AIDs and preached the Gospel on the streets of Mexico. He married his college sweetheart and graduated with a pretty darn high GPA I guess.
Ain't no dummy, that's for sure.
But like our up-and-coming "If God ain't dead, He sure isn't doing enough" slew of movies in 2009 (Watchmen will also be coming out), he got bitter. He kept seeing the pain of a fallen world and he frankly got the idea in his head that God should be stopping evil and pain and do a LOT better job than He is doing. He has been overwhelmed and now he has for the most part, rejected the faith he was raised in by his lifestyle.
Pain and loss can do this to us. It is so common for us in this world, that it is used in the marketing campaign for Punisher: War Zone. Watch this clip and listen to what Frank Castle says (who lost his entire family to drug dealers):