Man kills 94+ people in Norway, time to Ban Christianity? in Off Topic
yeah tottaly man i agree with this post all religons have terriosts its not just muliusms
Whenever a Christian who says "God made me do it" is convicted of Philadelphia, murder, etc his religion is never questioned.
I think he was knowingly using a fair bit of hyperbole (which I pointed out you obtuse clod), not being sarcastic.
I think that's because he's already been labled insane/crazy. I don't want to get into the "spritual" aspects of his statement, but I know for sure that it wasn't God who told him to,depending on where your foundation is (Mine being the Bible) you'd know that God would never tell someone to kill X number of innocent people.
You've never read actually read the bible, have you? Try a browse through the old testament and keep a count of how many different tribes the Christian god orders genocided.
The first part of your statement is true, and the immediate first thought I had. However, I think genocided is the incorrect term - thinking back in 1 Samuel when God orders Saul to destroy the Edomites (I think, I can't remember for sure which nation it was) and everything they owned, it was not just to kill "innocent" people. It was because the evil brewing there was so huge that anybody living there had already been tainted and had to have been disposed of - it says that Satan went straight through even the animals, and therefore each animal needed to be slayed as well.
Exaggerations like what you made is under a bias, and whilst you and I have exclaimed and respected each other, I wouldn't allow it to be called "genocide" in any sense.
Note: The "Christian" God in your sentence should also be translated to Abrahamic in this sense, because Christianity, Islam, and Jews all share the Old Testament.
EmpirezTeam, you describe a deity that is little more than the ultimate tyrant. Even if such a being existed, I would no more worship it than I would worship Hitler. You're frankly misinformed on the events described in the OT, which regularly involve innocents being ordered slain by God - consider, for example, the killing of the firstborn in the Exodus story. Were those children and babies guilty of any crime? Consider the story of Abraham and Isaac, which appears to be trying to impart the lesson that if god orders you to do something, you do it, no matter how ethically revolting it is. Consider Job.
Consider the story of Abraham and Isaac, which appears to be trying to impart the lesson that if god orders you to do something, you do it, no matter how ethically revolting it is.
The babies didn't necessarily do anything wrong - the point was they were the sons and daughters of heathens, and more importantly, people who had God's chosen people as prisoners.
...and with each plague came a chance for the Pharaoh to repent and let the Israelites go.
I think you forgot the part where Isaac isn't really sacrificed. Again, nothing about this is tyrannical especially when no one died here. This was nothing more than a test of Abraham's obedience, it wasn't God looking for a chance to murder Isaac due to ruthlessness or just plain boredom.
God wasn't the one who afflicted Job - Satan caused all that to happen.
And after Satan had been proved wrong by failing to get Job to blaspheme, God had healed and blessed Job with everything he had lost and more.
I don't see how that's comparable to cramming Jews into gas chambers after being brainwashed into believing they were the reason why your country lost a war and were cursed. But you're free to explain how.
...None of the above is tyrannical or was done without a valid cause. God punishes the disobedient and blesses his honest followers as I said before.
Or if you're an atheist, you're most likely incredibly biased to the point that you're willing to take any example of murder in the bible to label God "revolting". Your lot is good for that.