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Christians are taught they are to follow the examples set forth in the Bible as their moral guide, along with the examples of God himself, his son Jesus, and the other 'good' people in it. To be sure this is the case, we should closely exampine ALL of the scriptures in the Bible to see if this is the God we would emulate.

Epicurus said "Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" In more modern times Steven Weinberg put it this way: "Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion."

For a loving God who should be the prime example of good, he sure promotes a lot of evil! Sacrifices, murder, rape, incest, child massacres and more! One example is regarding the flood; why would a loving and merciful God flood the entire planet killing everything on it simply to kill the few thousand people that were alive at the time? Wouldn't it have been much easier and merciful to simply turn them off with instant heart attacks or similar? And what did the animals do to deserve that? Check out more examples of the God depicted in the Bible doing or promoting evil from the Bible itself:

 

"Then Jeph´thah made a vow to Jehovah and said: “If you without fail give the sons of Am´mon into my hand, it must also occur that the one coming out, who comes out of the doors of my house to meet me when I return in peace from the sons of Am´mon, must also become Jehovah’s, and I must offer that one up as a burnt offering.” - Finally Jeph´thah came to Miz´pah to his home, and, look! his daughter coming out to meet him with tambourine playing and dancing! Now she was absolutely the only child. Besides her he had neither son nor daughter. And it came about that when he caught sight of her, he began to rip his garments and to say: “Alas, my daughter! You have indeed made me bend down, and you yourself have become the one I was ostracizing. And I—I have opened my mouth to Jehovah, and I am unable to turn back.” - "she made her return to her father, after which he carried out his vow that he had made toward her. As for her, she never had relations with a man."

- Judges 11:30-39 (Jeph'thah's unnamed virgin daughter burned as a sacrifice to God)

 

"Happy will he be that grabs ahold and does dash to pieces Your children against the crag."

- Psalms 137:9

 

"And now kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has had intercourse with man by lying with a male. And preserve alive for yourselves all the little ones among the women who have not known the act of lying with a male."

- Numbers 31:17, 18

 

"And Jehovah proceeded to deal a blow to the child that the wife of Uriah had borne to David so that it took sick."

- 2 Samuel 12:14-15

 

"Every one that is found will be pierced through, and every one that is caught in the sweep will fall by the sword; and their very children will be dashed to pieces before their eyes. Their houses will be pillaged, and their own wives will be raped."

- Isaiah 13:15, 16

 

"And now kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has had intercourse with man by lying with a male. And preserve alive for yourselves all the little ones among the women who have not known the act of lying with a male."

- Numbers 31:17, 18

 

"Please, here I have two daughters who have never had intercourse with a man. Please, let me bring them out to YOU. Then do to them as is good in YOUR eyes."

- Genesis 19:8

 

"Here are my virgin daughter and his concubine. Let me bring them out, please, and YOU rape them and do to them what is good in YOUR eyes."

- Judges 19:24

 

"Hence the man took hold of his concubine and brought her forth to them outside; and they began to have intercourse with her, and kept on abusing her all night long until the morning, after which they sent her off at the ascending of the dawn."

- Judges 19:25

 

"Then he entered his house and took the slaughtering knife and laid hold of his concubine and cut her up according to her bones into twelve pieces and sent her into every territory of Israel."

- Judges 19:29

 

"So they kept giving their father wine to drink during that night; then the firstborn went in and lay down with her father, but he did not know when she lay down and when she got up.- So they repeatedly gave their father wine to drink during that night also; then the younger got up and lay down with him, but he did not know when she lay down and when she got up."

- Genesis 19:33-38

 

"I came to cause division, with a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a young wife against her mother-in-law."

- Matt 10:35

 

"If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own soul, he cannot be my disciple."

- Jesus, Luke 14:26

 

"So Jehovah said: "I am going to wipe men whom I have created off the surface of the ground, from man to domestic animal, to moving animal and to flying creature of the heavens, because I do regret that I have made them.""

- Genesis 6:7

 

"And he proceeded to go up from there to Beth´el. As he was going up on the way, there were small boys that came out from the city and began to jeer him and that kept saying to him: "Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!" Finally he turned behind him and saw them and called down evil upon them in the name of Jehovah. Then two she-bears came out from the woods and went tearing to pieces forty-two children of their number."

- 2 Kings 2:23-24

 

"In view of that Judah said to O´nan: "Have relations with your brother's wife and perform brother-in-law marriage with her and raise up offspring for your brother." But O´nan knew that the offspring would not become his; and it occurred that when he did have relations with his brother's wife he wasted his semen on the earth so as not to give offspring to his brother. Now what he did was bad in the eyes of Jehovah; hence he put him also to death."

- Genesis 38:8-10

 

"At that Saul said: "This is what YOU men will say to David, 'The king has delight, not in marriage money, but in a hundred foreskins of the Phi·lis´tines, to avenge himself on the enemies of the king.'" - So David rose and he and his men went and struck down among the Phi·lis´tines two hundred men, and David came bringing their foreskins and giving them in full number to the king, to form a marriage alliance with the king. In turn Saul gave him Mi´chal his daughter as a wife."

- 1 Samuel 18:25-27

 

08/09/10
 
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