I was in a discussion in my philosophy class and somehow we ended up on the topic of evil in the world and why God allows it. For human evil the answer is simple and that is that God gave us a free will. But when we got on to natural disasters such as tsunamis the question became more difficult for me to argue. Our T.A. started saying that God must therefor be a jerk if he allows thousands of people to be killed. God can easily save them all and prevent it so why doesn't he. Is God the one who creates natural disasters or is it just nature at work? I know these types of questions are too big for us but any type of help would be great.