posted on Nov, 9 2008 @ 02:03 AM
Originally posted by whatukno
Funny, to be homosexual is an abomination bad enough to be smited down, looking back on your once home is worthy of destruction, but prostituting your
own daughters is an imperfection worthy of forgiveness.
first off, god never smited anyone for being a homosexual. in fact, there are alot of sins that god did not "smite" over. remember that david
commited adultery and then committed murder, yet he wasnt smited.
the accounts of god destroying people all have similiar things in common. if it was a group of people, as in the case of noah, and sodom, or the
isrealites, it was always people that exculated badness to a new level. the peoples of noah's day were hardly innocent. they were extremely violent
and greedy. in sodom, they tried to rape even people who visit the city. read the minor prophets to see just how bad isreal got.
another thing is that in all the cases, the righteous were warned and provided with escape. is that really unloving of god to do? to make sure that
the good people are able to get out?
even in individual cases where god himself killed someone. it was always because they themselves were violating something they were specifically told
NOT to do.
you allegation that god is unloving because he kills people just holds no water. if you lived in a place where it is violent and unjust, where you
always fear for your life, it would be unloving of god NOT to get rid of the wicked. of course you attitude on this would be greatly affected by
whether or not you are actually contributing to the wickedness.
Next UP, Tower of Babel.
Your post made absolutely no sense as to why a construction project would be sinfull and would nessesitate the scrambling of the human language to the
point that no one could understand each other.
you apparently didnt read much of my post.
the tower itself is not what god was displeased with. it was the attitude behind it.
god specifically told noah to fill and subdue the earth. he wanted them to spread out. nimrod and the people of babylon made babylon specifically to
go against that commandment. it wasnt them just passively making a city.
god did not destroy them, instead he facilitated the means to fulfill his will despite the peoples efforts to the contrary.