Answering “Questions Christians Can’t Answer” #48 God as Mass Murderer?

Christianity is a pretty questionable religion, right? That’s what Thomas Neil thinks, and expresses in his Bukisa article, “Top 50 Questions Christians Can’t Answer“.

This article series takes a look at each of the 50 questions – one question at a time.

It’s fair to mention at the outset that Neil isn’t particularly interested in a debate so much as shutting Christians up. Says Neil:

Don’t get me wrong, they will have an answer for them. You will find, however, that their answers have no basis in verifiable fact or evidence whatsoever, and will be largely based in their blind faith. Their faith has mad them whole.

Hence, if any of the answers to these metaphysical questions are also metaphysical, they do not qualify for Neil’s standard of evidence. Neil also doesn’t seem to be particularly interested in a respectful discussion, as his questions are largely disrespectful.

That said, enjoy question #48:

God as mass murderer

48 – God has killed more people than Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Sadam Hussein, Milosevic, Osama Bin Laden and Jim Jones combined. Why would you not follow them instead of God? Based on this standard, these monsters are compassionate compared to God. 

 

 

Well, of course, if God does not exist, he has killed nobody; only people have killed in his name. And people could kill in God’s name whether or not he exists. Only a very naïve person assumes that everybody who says they are doing something because God told them to must be sent by God.
Arguably, God kills everybody, or, at the very least, allows them to die. Of course God – unlike Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Sadam Hussein, Milosevic, Osama Bin Laden, and Jim Jones – has promised resurrection and eternal life; and backed this promise up through the resurrection of Jesus showing that he has the power to do so. Since the average Christian is in no danger of being viciously slaughtered by God, but will certainly die by some means, there is far more risk in not following God.

 

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