I think we were talking about why God utterly destroyed those civilizations, nations, and tribes in the old testament. Basically it was to keep from having to destroy the world again. At the time the Hebrews reached the promised land with Moses having passed away and Joshua now leading, they were the only people on earth that believed in the true God. All other nations believed false Gods.
God knew they would never believe him, so the Bible says God told Joshua to destroy all living flesh including the animals. If the Hebrews had gone in peaceably they would have mingled with the heathen and lost sight of God. Forcing Gods hand to destroy the earth again. Just what he had already done because "man continuously thought evil and cursed God."
But do you not wonder why an omni-god, especailly the OT version, would have a need to exterminate so many people via other people, or a flood? Why not with a snap of it's holy fingers, or twitch of the nose?
I mean, why would an omniscient being not know that there would be plenty of sin and such even after the great flood? Why would it not realize that having his people (Joshua) do the wet work, when it could just as easily think the thought and eliminate those that "thought evil", wouldn't end the transgressions? And again, why would your god not realize that even that
wouldn't be enough to rid the world of sin and evil, so it'd have an unforseen need to regenerate in human form and sacrifice itself to itself for it's own immutably flawed creations?
To me, that doesn't sound like a very well thought out, all powerful, all knowing plan for it's most beloved creation. Maybe the guy in my sig was on to something after all.....