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Originally posted by XcLuciFer
or will we be like that great lost city called Atlantis!!
[edit on 1/18/2008 by XcLuciFer]
Originally posted by BlaznRob
Death (What the OP is calling mass murder) is neither good nor evil. It's a part of life, a natural conclusion to a natural life. If it were God who created the universe, and thus set in motion all that we know, then people are destined to die from the moment of their births. This isn't evil, it's natural. As bad as our world can look, it would be a lot worse if humanity had infinite life: (over population, food shortages, pollution, corrupt dynastic empires lasting aeons, the list just goes on).
So God sets up a system of life which is cyclical and enduring (even evolving some would say,) and he’s evil because he incorporates an off-switch that, arguably, forces advancement? Sounds like good engineering imho. Almost all of the “suffering” in this world people attribute to God are, in reality, the fault of man’s abuse of other men.
Originally posted by centurion1211
It is well known and understood that the God of islam, Judiasm and Christianity are one and the same.
So, do you have a motive for just singling out only the Jewish name for God for your critical post?
Just curious because there seems to be quite a bit of anti-semitism on ATS judging by what's being posted on this post:
Where people are actually trying to blame the Jews for getting themselves killed in the holocaust.
Originally posted by AshleyD
Eh, it all comes down to your personal opinion of capitol punishment. Do you think the death penalty is fair? Some do, some don't. It's not so much as a religious issue but a moral and social issue.
For some reason, the people judged in the Old Testament are assumed to be like we are today. Happy little civilized families all sitting around loving each other doing no harm until an angry God comes along and, like the proverbial brat child at the top of the ant hill, decides to dowse the anthill with gasoline and set everyone on fire.
What they fail to realize is that the people being judged were mentioned as committing horrible atrocities. Cannibalism, human sacrifice, birthing babies only to sacrifice and consume them at birth, infanticide, invading lands and slaughtering men, women, and children. Raping, pillaging, kidnapping, murdering, etc.
So, God judged them by issuing an "eye for an eye" verdict. You invaded this city and mass slaughtered innocents so now you will have your city invaded and watch the mass slaughter of innocents. People say, "God is evil because He killed the Egyptian first born males!" Yes, and the Egyptians killed the Jewish boys and persecuted the Jewish people as a whole through slavery which is why they were judged.
We can moan and groan all day long but it all comes down to whether or not you think capitol punishment is fair. These weren't harmonious little communities. These were total savages involved in every single repulsive and depraved act you could imagine. They were also given multiple warnings but never repented.
I assume you think we should let the Ted Bundy's, Charles Manson's, and Jeffrey Dahmer's run around, too? After all, executing a murderer is against human rights. Forget the fact they knew what they were doing was wrong, knew what the laws were, and knew the consequences in advance.
You're essentially claiming capitol punishment is evil. And that is a matter of opinion. Some consider it justice.
[edit on 1/18/2008 by AshleyD]
Originally posted by Stormdancer777
reply to post by XcLuciFer
Do you believe everything you read?