When I wrote my blog, What kind of nutcase God would create the stomach flu, I didn't actually have the flu yet, and was hoping that by being careful, I'd escape. No such luck. I spent Thursday night in the bathroom, sicker than a dog, and when I was coherent enough to think, pondering how any theist could believe their god or gods had deliberately created such a thing as disease in general, and the stomach flu in particular.
Disease is the one place where Creationism completely falls flat. I have never, not once, heard a good rationalization from any Creationist as to how disease could be anything but a cruel joke played by a nasty God.
The classical explanation is that we deserve this fate, due to the actions of Adam and Eve six thousand years ago. Somehow, I deserve to be punished for something I had nothing to do with, couldn't control, and was a nasty bit of entrapment to begin with.
But this explanation is deeply flawed: What about animals? They get the same diseases and suffer the same torments as we humans. How does God justify this cruel treatment of completely innocent creatures, simply because Eve took a bite from the forbidden fruit?
Aside from the obvious physical facts that contradict Creationism, there is a deep moral problem. After suffering through the stomach flu, I'll say it again: If the Creationists are right, then their God is a nutcase, cruel, evil diety. I can respect (but not agree with) some views of religion, but not Creationism.