posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 09:52 PM
I would say that it is alright for God to kill people, but not for people to kill in God’s name. Take for instance Noah and the Ark, God had no
qualms about destroying nearly every living thing on the face of the earth, all of which he had created. God is justified because he created man and
therefore is also given the power to destroy us.
Killing in God’s name is a different question. To me, the bible is contradictory on this matter, especially when it comes to the Old and New
Testament. Ultimately, it is my belief that murder is wrong. However, I believe that we have a forgiving God who knows what our intent was when we
acted. If you killed me because I broke into your house with a gun and tried to torture and kill you, I believe that you will be forgiven for your
Killing for religious reasons does not seem justified to me. For one, it is my understanding that the God of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are one
and the same. Where the three differ is on their take on who the "enlightened one" is (I’m not too educated on Islam and Judaism, so I’m using
that for lack of a better term). Fighting each other over that issue seems pointless to me, as we will never reach a factual answer on the subject
until, in the case of Christianity at least, Jesus returns to the earth. It is also my understanding that after he returns to the earth and casts
Satan down, there will be one thousand years when those who have not had a reasonable chance to hear the teachings of Christ will be educated and at
the end of the thousand years, Satan will be released again for a short time to test them, before he, Hell, and all the non-believers will destroyed
forever. Obviously this is a Christian point of view, but you have to ask yourself what you are achieving by killing those of another faith, for that
reason alone, if God intends to give them a second chance anyway.
That’s not to say that if someone attacks me in the name of Islam, Judaism, or the religion of your choice that I won’t retaliate. On the
contrary, however, I only intend to attack those who have attacked me, and not the religion itself.