posted on Aug, 14 2010 @ 08:07 AM
reply to post by traditionaldrummer
Hopefully I'm on topic:
I personally think your numbers are wrong.
Many of those deaths would have been "In the name
of God", and not by
Asides (from other posted comments):
God did not create Evil or Sin (Original or otherwise), he did create us with 'Free Will'. Satan tempted Eve, She Chose, by her free will, to sin
(go against Gods will) (read -hands off the tree of knowledge, b-atch).
The Bible (Old and New) are parables (Jesus spoke in parables - But no 'Gospel of Jesus'). As others said, history is written by the victors, rarely
the vanquished. Many Books never made the cut into the two Testaments. The 'Book of Jasher', mentioned twice but not included. Even a 'Book of
Judas'. They are a mix of history, myth, and parable to give guideance to those that want it. As they say, History Repeats.
God is the creator of the Universe. He is also the Judge. Remember that most of the people here on ATS who condemn the actions of The Powers That Be,
are here because we hate Injustice.
So... A lot of killings in the Name-of-God, a lot of killings by natural disasters explained in ancient times as the Will of God due to a lack of
reasoning and meaning to the events.
Your list would be more complete if it listed:
By Nature (the father cannot be judged guilty for the actions of the son).
- Not a religous nutjob, just read a bit (Tanach [OT], New Testament, and Qur'an)