I think I sense a bit of hypocrisy here because minus the violence, the other two have belonged to you. Site me a modern example in which christians are violent.
Nope. The hypocrisy and much much more is all in your holy book. That you and others choose to ignore those parts also speaks to your ability to try to excuse away that nature of your own god-being as described in your own book about it.
Modern-day examples? Oh, little things, like the people who have killed doctors who perform abortions and who blow up health clinics.
There are entire feuding sects in Africa literally chopping each other up with machetes and raping each other.
Bosnia-Herzegovinia. The Serbs weren't atheists. The majority of Serbs are christian.
And then on smaller scales of hate, oh there are the white supremist organizations that use "scripture" to justify their racism and goal of "purity" cleansing.
And there are so many more, tucked away all over the world, from individual acts of atrocity to entire groups of it, justified by the Holy Rule BookTM
Yes, there is plenty on which to base the presumption of cruel and inhumane.
Is this a reference to the old testament?? If so, please refer me to the scripture.
Sir, there are many. It is rife with such material, and it's all been cited (not sited) on this site (not cite) before. Do a forum search. Or have you not actually read the collection of fairy tales you're trying to defend.
If you witnessed a young child get struck by a car and one stands by and says "Damn kid shouldn't have been playing near the road", that is cruel and inhumane. To associate christianity or the belief in the
bible with these words is extreme and without proper reason.
Not at all, there are numerous examples of your god-being doing just that, again, in your own holy book about it.
And have you not turned on a television or read a newspaper? The so-called "religious right" here in the United States is a prime example of that sort of mentality and "extreme" harshness and inhumane thought process.
Go to any newspaper forum on the internet and look at the comments posted on stories like health care reform or the programs designed recently to help homeowners modify their mortgages so they can stay in their homes.
A VAST majority of the most hateful and empathy bereft comments AGAINST both come from self-proclaimed christians!
Covering your eyes and ears, and saying "lalalalalala I can't hear you -- it isn't true," isn't a good way to approach reality.
EDITED TO FIX QUOTING AND ADD MATERIAL I CUT MYSELF OFF OF ACCIDENTALLY.