I'm about to start writing a zombie apocalypse story where religion, of all kinds, will be a central part of the plot. Now, what I would like are peoples opinions on why God/gods (of your religion of choice), allows really bad natural disasters to occur. I'm talking about completely natural disasters like the 2004 Tsunami, droughts, earthquakes, and things like that. Ordinary evil between people I have well covered. I already have a few different viewpoints for the characters in the story, but they tend to be different aspects of my point of view, mixed with cheesy after school tv movies, with some hardcore extremism thrown in for flavour. So if you know of some good places I could look up different points of view on this question, or would like to put your own views, or someone else's views that you found interesting it would be greatly appreciated. Please note that this is purely for research, I don't want any arguments, or even stern debates on this. The most questioning I will do to anyones post is asking for clarification if I don't understand something. I will notify moderators if I see something that looks like an attack. Thanks in advance.