I didn't compare belief in God to a flying spaghetti monster, if you look at the comments I was responding to: "..if you choose to believe it, it makes sense".
Ill put it more gently as I should have the first time. It is putting the cart before the horse. It is having a belief and then doing the logical work to support it rather than having a logical base that leads to a conclusion.
Alright. Fair enough. Let me try to make myself more clear. My original argument, was not to prove or disprove the existence of God. So in no way was my argument supposed to prove, or support the proof of Gods existence. I was merely trying to explain what Christians actually believe when it comes to the problem of pain. SO... Understanding where i'm coming from now, I go back to my original point, which is that if God wants to give humans choice, or free will, he HAS to allow them to screw up. Does that make sense? It doesn't mean that he enjoys or is happy about murder or rape or any of the other horrible things that happen. he is sad about it just like we are. But If he eliminates pain and evil, he eliminates choice. That is why Christians believe that God will judge all people at the end. God does not ignore evil. He is only waiting to judge.