Locked: The Point of a Deity in Off Topic
You think the world is only black and white? That there is nothing in between? I'd like to live in whatever world you're from. Here on earth, problems have multiple outcomes, and effect various people in a massive scale of different ways. Every decision we make is not wholly good nor wholly evil.Even things you think are completely benign have a negative impact on someone or something. Add the fact that morals aren't completely objective, and this becomes even more ridiculous.
Of course you could keep thinking I'm calling you evil (or good, for that matter) and 'win' some imaginary argument you're having on this point with me.
In my opinion, Christians (In general) are good. They may try to help others and be kind and do something productive or other "nice" things out of their obediance to a deity that you don't believe in, but aren't they still doing good?
I think whats really ironic is that often those who speak out the most adamantly against alternate lifestyles secretly part take in them. We hear stories all the time about some preacher/right wing politician being busted with another man after they've taken an anti-gay stance.( I cant wait until they bust Marcus Bachmann.)
Makes you wonder why someone would bother writing a bunch of stories about whales swallowing people, or talking serpents, or barren women, or boys slaying giants to control peasants. You would think that they would have just written a book full of rules and punishments rather than going all off topic with stories about plagues and marks of the beast.
Besides, I thought they did have law enforcement anyway. As well as methods for execution. Why they would need a book full of stories about supernatural events to control people when they had knights, dungeons, and guillotines is beyond me