When somebody asks me “do you believe in God?” I have to answer “yes, but maybe mine is not the one you’re talking about”.
Some people get scared and others smile at this answer, which can be seen as either a joke or a warning.
What few people wonder is about what kind of God are they believing in.
They always assume that if my God isn’t the same as theirs, I’m the one worshiping the wrong God.
However, the question related to believing or not in a God, and in what kind of God we believe, makes a huge difference when we want to debate the question of “why does God allow suffering”.