I have heard this kind of arguement before. What kind of god allows suffering? Well is may be that children dying from penicillin treatable illnesses is a direct consequence of 'The Fall' and is part of a universe that God did not want, but humankind chose. C.S. Lewis wrote 'Suffering is God's bugle horn to an otherwise deaf world'.
REP: Wish to share some Philosophy here..God is not seperate from you.... it is you and at no point infact you are away from him...you need to know this ..Knowning that he is you is not sufficient ... living like God is required. Thus knowledge is God. Know whatever you can know till you know me. we are moving up ... keep it up.