free will leads to pain and suffering. what do deists say about suffering and pain?A deist God, if It exists, created the universe to spawn us (creatures with FREE WILL). God could have done anything else instantly. (Add water, stir, voila instant yes-sir-may-I-have-another angels.) And God can NEVER interact in the slightest way, or our precious gift of free will be negated knowing God exists and is watching over our shoulder. THAT's why God can't interfere, not through lack of love or interest. Why would God create this universe and then "walk away", as the 19th century theists characterized us. It's absurd.