@Lady V -
Yahweh slaughters just the innocent plenty, too, though I'm sure I don't have to remind you lol. Just wanted to add on to what you were saying... You know, he's pretty much just big on misery in general!
One of my first real eye-openers to the vile nature of the Christian god was back when I was about 15... Sat in on a buddy of mine's after-school youth group (hey, they had free pizza. Cut me some slack!)...
The slaughter of Egypt's first born. Fucking IN.EX.CUSE.AB.LE.
Because Yahweh *MADE* Pharoah (just one guy, mind you), *MADE* him be a dick to Moses (so much for free will!), he then straight-up MURDERS THE FIRST BORN CHILDREN OF AN ENTIRE NATION.
No, but I'm sure Yahweh really wuved all those widdle babies and toddlers to pieces. Really.
Little bite sized chopped up dog kibbly pieces.
Now cue Truth OT or whoever to pop up making excuses why it's appropriate to snuff out the lives of mountains of kids over the magically-possessed behavior of ONE DUDE. That s**t never gets old.
<mewling> "But the widdle babies got a free pass to heaven!"
A.)The bible never says that
B.)That's not love. Murder is murder. Cold blooded murder is not love, no matter how you slice it. That whole story is the calling card of a fucking apathetic psychopath.
Allowing terrible things to happen to people, when you have the ability to prevent it, is not love. Period. There is no excuse imaginable that justifies the way Christians think the universe is set up, let alone the "documented" behavior of their god.
Whether it's killing tons of innocents directly or permitting a single rape a thousand years ago or making kids born with their face turned inside out or addicted to crack or anything else that causes misery and pain and fear.