The Great Chain

The Great Chain

Thursday, December 16, 2010

For God So Loved The World...

  1. He condemned an entire species to death and endless torment for all eternity because two people who didn't even know the difference between right and wrong were tricked by a talking snake that He put in the Garden into eating forbidden fruit that He also put in the Garden.  Gen. 3:17-21
  2. He drowned the entire globe because a handful of city states in the Middle East were insufficiently worshipful.  Gen. 6:5-8, 17
  3. He nuked two entire cities, killing every man, woman and child within for the sins of a few.  Gen. 19:23-28
  4. He became jealous and enraged at what He believed humans could accomplish with one language so he made it so that humans could no longer understand one another.  Gen. 11:5-8
  5. He demanded that his most faithful servant sacrifice his own son.  Gen. 22:2
  6. He delivered his Chosen people to the Egyptians who enslaved them, allowed them to be cruelly oppressed for generations, then hardened Pharaoh's heart and made him refuse to release His Chosen so He could glorify himself by slaughtering the first born children of an entire civilization.  Ex. 1:8-14, Ex 10:25-27, Ex. 11:9-10, Ex 12:29-30
  7. He ordered the slaughter of 3000 of his Chosen people and plagued the rest because a handful decided to worship Him in a way he found displeasing.  Ex. 32:27-29, 35
  8. He expressly endorses sex slavery for his Chosen people and just regular plain vanilla chattel slavery for foreigners.  Ex. 21:7-11, Lev: 25:44-46
  9. He demanded the genocide of the Amalekites 1 Sam. 15:2-3, slaughtered the Amorites, Hittites, Caananites, Jebusites, Hivites, Perizzites, Exodus 23:23, and simultaneously demanded that the Israelites break three of His Commandments - Coveting Neighbors Land, Stealing Neighbors Land, and Murdering to Steal Neighbor's Land.
  10. And He promises that He will return and destroy the world again, pouring out his wrath and judgment against all mankind and destroying all that He has created in the process.  Rev. 8:6-13, Rev. 9:1-6
See!  See how loving he is!  He's positively oozing love.


  1. You forgot the part about killing his only good child as punishment for the sins of his millions of brats rather than just issuing a blanket get-out-of-jail-free card.

    And despite apparently having the ability to craft people out of dust, he had to rape a virgin to make this kid too.

  2. Well *someone* has to be brutally slaughtered in order to redeem our thought crimes.

    Incidently, doesn't the fact God regrets creating the world seem to indicate something... less than the omni-attributes?

  3. Yeah, I always wondered how an omnipotent and omniscient god could be sorry for something. Did he not see it coming? Was he powerless to stop it? Regret just doesn't fit well with the idea of a perfect deity.

  4. No, not at all. Those words alone seem to call into question the very idea of Yahweh as the Greatest Conceivable Being - which really calls his whole Godhood into question.

  5. God destroyed the Earth with the flood. But you know what? The second time he populated it things were even worse than the first time. Poor guy can't seem to learn from his mistakes.

  6. Haha. So right. How about "All creatures great and small, the Good Lord made them all."
    Yeah right. This kind, forgiving, benevolent god made the box jellyfish that kills everyone who comes in contact with it The Portugese Man o’ War is also a killer.
    How about mosquitoes? There are 500,000,000 cases of malaria infection anually caused by the Anopheles mosquito.
    In Thailand, mosquito borne dengue fever has infected more than 63,000 a year. etc etc

  7. God is a bit of a spoiled tantrum throwing brat, made in the egotistical, self absorbed narcissistic image of man.

  8. He allowed one man to convince his army to torture, maim, mutilate, and kill, over 6 million of his own favorite people.

    He could have intervened by giving Hitler a heart attack, stroke, or allow a stray bullet to kill him, like he spent months/years working on Pharaoh's heart and sending useless plagues.