I see that John Loftus tried to score points with the NZ earthquake. Since he’s intellectually challenged on this issue, let’s explain it to him. If a Christian has a theodicy that accommodates natural evils, then he doesn’t need to reopen the issue each time a natural disaster strikes. For his theodicy already accommodates that type of event. Repetitions of the same kind don’t require a special explanation every time they occur. For the theodicy furnishes a general explanation.
Yes, every so often a natural disaster will strike, killing or injuring a certain number of human beings. Christians expect that to happen. This isn’t something new or surprising. If a theodicy covers one kind of event, then it covers every event in kind.