How about this gem?
The belief that Ebola is a sign of judgement is shared by some in the evangelical community. "Bring on the Ebola virus," one website proclaims. "God does not exist to give us what we want, and if killing off our loved ones is going to help us realize this, then this is what He will do." The Christian radio host Rick Wiles warned that "if Ebola becomes a global plague, you better make sure the blood of Jesus is upon you, you better make sure you have been marked by the angels so that you are protected by God".
Let's say that you're a well meaning, hopeful 13 year old girl with straight As who goes to church but doesn't quite understand all of it. You're hard working, respectful, excited for your chances in life. You're a real person with real goals and real dreams.
But God's "purpose" for "you" is to brutally slay you with a bleeding plague to help your sinful father realize that God doesn't exist to give us what we want.
Not to punish the girl... but to "help" the father become a better person by watching his young daughter bleed out her eyeballs.
I would happily flip this "god" the double finger on my way to hell... I know good from evil and I KNOW that such a god would be evil incarnate. Hopefully there's a higher god above YahWeh that rewards those of us who figure out the "biblical god" is a pile of shit. (per the translation above from a religious leader)
Is anyone ok with this?
JST? Skeptic? Luk? You're driving home from a bible study and are broad sided by a semi truck. A rib shatters and punctures your stomach. Nobody finds you and it takes 3-4 agonizing days for you to die. Your family is left without a care-giver and your kids are left devastated. Some of your children stop believing in god and are sent to hell for eternity.
You ask God, "Why?" And he says, "oh... I was just hoping to help your mom realize that I don't give people what they want... sorry about your kid's skin burning off for eternity, but I own all you bitches... hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah"
THIS IS THE ARGUMENT THAT RELIGIOUS LEADERS ARE SPOUTING? I hope god teaches HIM a lesson by having all his family die horribly so he can eat those awful words.
It's crap like this that makes me so relieved to realize "god is imaginary" but I like to illustrate just why these mental backflips to justify god's awfulness are so hurtful and awful. Screw any religious person who says something like that.