The biggest problem is that you assume all higher powers are benevolent or care about life on this planet. Most popular religions have a benevolent deity, but it is not necessarily a property of a higher power if such a thing does exist.
I don't believe in god or any higher power due to the amount of suffering in the world, and that a lot of this suffering is placed upon those who do not deserve it.
What are you're opinions on this? And why or why don't you believe in a higher power? .
In my opinion, Suffering is the whole point of life. The constant goal to achieve peace for yourself. Once that is obtained, peace for your friends, and eventually, bliss for all mankind. If life was perfect, there would be nothing left to strive for. Some people just use a higher power to jump start the path to bliss.
I can obviously agree that there is a lot of injustice in the world, which is why I believe very strongly in life after death and a Judgement day where everyone will be put in their place.
I can obviously agree there is a lot of injustice in this world, which is why I believe some people are put in their place in this life and placate themselves with the promise of salvation in some other life...usually promised by the very people putting them in their place.