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Condones Murder by Saix-The-Seventh Condones Murder by Saix-The-Seventh
The act of murder is rampant in the Bible, in the Bible, there are laws, especially of the Old Testament that tell people to kill other people for absurd and dumb reasons such as working on the Sabbath, being gay, disobeying your parents, being a nonbeliever, killing an entire town because one person worships another god or not being a virgin on your wedding night.

So, why does the Bible condone murder? Here you go, a list of people you should kill:
People who don't listen to priests: Anyone arrogant enough to reject the verdict of the judge or of the priest who represents the LORD your God must be put to death.  Such evil must be purged from Israel.  (Deuteronomy 17:12)

Witches: You should not let a sorceress live.  (Exodus 22:17)

Homosexuals: If a man lies with a male as with a women, both of them shall be put to death for their abominable deed; they have forfeited their lives. (Leviticus 20:13)

Fortunetellers: A man or a woman who acts as a medium or fortuneteller shall be put to death by stoning; they have no one but themselves to blame for their death. (Leviticus 20:27)

Disobedient Children: Whoever strikes his father or mother shall be put to death. If one curses his father or mother, his lamp will go out at the coming of darkness. All who curse their father or mother must be put to death.  They are guilty of a capital offense. (Exodus 21:15, Proverbs 20:20, Leviticus 20:9)

Adulterers: If a man commits adultery with another man's wife, both the man and the woman must be put to death.  (Leviticus 20:10)

Fornificators:  A priest's daughter who loses her honor by committing fornication and thereby dishonors her father also, shall be burned to death.  (Leviticus 21:9)
Followers of other religions: Whoever sacrifices to any god, except the Lord alone, shall be doomed.  (Exodus 22:19)

Nonbelievers: They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul; and everyone who would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, was to be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.  (2 Chronicles 15:12-13)

False Prophets: If a man still prophesies, his parents, father and mother, shall say to him, "You shall not live, because you have spoken a lie in the name of the Lord."  When he prophesies, his parents, father and mother, shall thrust him through.  (Zechariah 13:3)

Entire Town if ONE PERSON worships another god: Suppose you hear in one of the towns the LORD your God is giving you that some worthless rabble among you have led their fellow citizens astray by encouraging them to worship foreign gods.  In such cases, you must examine the facts carefully.  If you find it is true and can prove that such a detestable act has occurred among you, you must attack that town and completely destroy all its inhabitants, as well as all the livestock.  Then you must pile all the plunder in the middle of the street and burn it.  Put the entire town to the torch as a burnt offering to the LORD your God.  That town must remain a ruin forever; it may never be rebuilt.  Keep none of the plunder that has been set apart for destruction.  Then the LORD will turn from his fierce anger and be merciful to you.  He will have compassion on you and make you a great nation, just as he solemnly promised your ancestors.  "The LORD your God will be merciful only if you obey him and keep all the commands I am giving you today, doing what is pleasing to him."  (Deuteronomy 13:13-19)

Women who aren't virgins on their wedding night: But if this charge is true (that she wasn't a virgin on her wedding night), and evidence of the girls virginity is not found, they shall bring the girl to the entrance of her fathers house and there her townsman shall stone her to death, because she committed a crime against Israel by her unchasteness in her father's house.  Thus shall you purge the evil from your midst.  (Deuteronomy  22:20-21)

Followers of Other Religions: Whoever sacrifices to any god, except the Lord alone, shall be doomed. If your own full brother, or your son or daughter, or your beloved wife, or you intimate friend, entices you secretly to serve other gods, whom you and your fathers have not known, gods of any other nations, near at hand or far away, from one end of the earth to the other: do not yield to him or listen to him, nor look with pity upon him, to spare or shield him, but kill him.  Your hand shall be the first raised to slay him; the rest of the people shall join in with you.  You shall stone him to death, because he sought to lead you astray from the Lord, your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery.  And all Israel, hearing of this, shall fear and never do such evil as this in your midst. Suppose a man or woman among you, in one of your towns that the LORD your God is giving you, has done evil in the sight of the LORD your God and has violated the covenant by serving other gods or by worshiping the sun, the moon, or any of the forces of heaven, which I have strictly forbidden.  When you hear about it, investigate the matter thoroughly. If it is true that this detestable thing has been done in Israel, then that man or woman must be taken to the gates of the town and stoned to death. While the Israelites were camped at Acacia, some of the men defiled themselves by sleeping with the local Moabite women.  These women invited them to attend sacrifices to their gods, and soon the Israelites were feasting with them and worshiping the gods of Moab.  Before long Israel was joining in the worship of Baal of Peor, causing the LORD's anger to blaze against his people.  The LORD issued the following command to Moses: "Seize all the ringleaders and execute them before the LORD in broad daylight, so his fierce anger will turn away from the people of Israel."  So Moses ordered Israel's judges to execute everyone who had joined in worshiping Baal of Peor.  Just then one of the Israelite men brought a Midianite woman into the camp, right before the eyes of Moses and all the people, as they were weeping at the entrance of the Tabernacle.  When Phinehas son of Eleazar and grandson of Aaron the priest saw this, he jumped up and left the assembly.  Then he took a spear and rushed after the man into his tent. Phinehas thrust the spear all the way through the man's body and into the woman's stomach.  So the plague against the Israelites was stopped, but not before 24,000 people had died. (Exodus 22:19, Deuteronomy 13:7-12, Deuteronomy 17:2-5, Numbers 25:1-9)

Blasphemers: One day a man who had an Israelite mother and an Egyptian father got into a fight with one of the Israelite men.  During the fight, this son of an Israelite woman blasphemed the LORD's name.  So the man was brought to Moses for judgment.  His mother's name was Shelomith. She was the daughter of Dibri of the tribe of Dan.  They put the man in custody until the LORD's will in the matter should become clear.  Then the LORD said to Moses, "Take the blasphemer outside the camp, and tell all those who heard him to lay their hands on his head.  Then let the entire community stone him to death.  Say to the people of Israel: Those who blaspheme God will suffer the consequences of their guilt and be punished.  Anyone who blasphemes the LORD's name must be stoned to death by the whole community of Israel.  Any Israelite or foreigner among you who blasphemes the LORD's name will surely die.  (Leviticus 24:10-16)

False Prophets: Suppose there are prophets among you, or those who have dreams about the future, and they promise you signs or miracles,  and the predicted signs or miracles take place.  If the prophets then say, 'Come, let us worship the gods of foreign nations,' do not listen to them.  The LORD your God is testing you to see if you love him with all your heart and soul.  Serve only the LORD your God and fear him alone.  Obey his commands, listen to his voice, and cling to him.  The false prophets or dreamers who try to lead you astray must be put to death, for they encourage rebellion against the LORD your God, who brought you out of slavery in the land of Egypt.  Since they try to keep you from following the LORD your God, you must execute them to remove the evil from among you. But any prophet who claims to give a message from another god or who falsely claims to speak for me must die.'  You may wonder, 'How will we know whether the prophecy is from the LORD or not?'  If the prophet predicts something in the LORD's name and it does not happen, the LORD did not give the message.  That prophet has spoken on his own and need not be feared. (Deuteronomy 13:1-5, Deuteronomy 18:20-22)

Infidels + Gays: So God let them go ahead and do whatever shameful things their hearts desired.  As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other's bodies.  Instead of believing what they knew was the truth about God, they deliberately chose to believe lies.  So they worshiped the things God made but not the Creator himself, who is to be praised forever.  Amen.  That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires.  Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other.  And the men, instead of having normal sexual relationships with women, burned with lust for each other.  Men did shameful things with other men and, as a result, suffered within themselves the penalty they so richly deserved.  When they refused to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their evil minds and let them do things that should never be done.  Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, fighting, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip.  They are backstabbers, haters of God, insolent, proud, and boastful.  They are forever inventing new ways of sinning and are disobedient to their parents.  They refuse to understand, break their promises, and are heartless and unforgiving.  They are fully aware of God's death penalty for those who do these things, yet they go right ahead and do them anyway.  And, worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too.  (Romans 1:24-32)

Anyone who approaches the Tabernacle: For the LORD had said to Moses, 'Exempt the tribe of Levi from the census; do not include them when you count the rest of the Israelites.  You must put the Levites in charge of the Tabernacle of the Covenant, along with its furnishings and equipment.  They must carry the Tabernacle and its equipment as you travel, and they must care for it and camp around it.  Whenever the Tabernacle is moved, the Levites will take it down and set it up again.  Anyone else who goes too near the Tabernacle will be executed.'  (Numbers 1:48-51)

Anyone working on the Sabbath: The LORD then gave these further instructions to Moses: 'Tell the people of Israel to keep my Sabbath day, for the Sabbath is a sign of the covenant between me and you forever.  It helps you to remember that I am the LORD, who makes you holy.  Yes, keep the Sabbath day, for it is holy.  Anyone who desecrates it must die; anyone who works on that day will be cut off from the community.  Work six days only, but the seventh day must be a day of total rest.  I repeat: Because the LORD considers it a holy day, anyone who works on the Sabbath must be put to death.'  (Exodus 31:12-15)

Brats: From there Elisha went up to Bethel.  While he was on his way, some small boys came out of the city and jeered at him.  "Go up baldhead," they shouted, "go up baldhead!"  The prophet turned and saw them, and he cursed them in the name of the Lord.  Then two shebears came out of the woods and tore forty two of the children to pieces.  (2 Kings 2:23-24)

The Curious: And he smote of the men of Beth-shemesh, because they had looked into the ark of Jehovah, he smote of the people seventy men, `and' fifty thousand men; and the people mourned, because Jehovah had smitten the people with a great slaughter.  And the men of Beth-shemesh said, Who is able to stand before Jehovah, this holy God? and to whom shall he go up from us?   (1Samuel 6:19-20)

Killed by a Lion: Meanwhile, the LORD instructed one of the group of prophets to say to another man, "Strike me!"  But the man refused to strike the prophet.  Then the prophet told him, "Because you have not obeyed the voice of the LORD, a lion will kill you as soon as you leave me."  And sure enough, when he had gone, a lion attacked and killed him.  (1 Kings 20:35-36)

A Good Samaritan: The ark of God was placed on a new cart and taken away from the house of Abinadab on the hill.  Uzzah and Ahio, sons of Abinadab guided the cart, with Ahio walking before it, while David and all the Israelites made merry before the Lord with all their strength, with singing and with citharas, harps, tambourines, sistrums, and cymbals.    When they came to the threshing floor of Nodan, Uzzah reached out his hand to the ark of God to steady it, for the oxen were making it tip.  But the Lord was angry with Uzzah; God struck him on that spot, and he died there before God.  (2 Samuel 6:3-7)

Sons of Sinners: Make ready to slaughter his sons for the guilt of their fathers; Lest they rise and posses the earth, and fill the breadth of the world with tyrants.  If even then you remain hostile toward me and refuse to obey, I will inflict you with seven more disasters for your sins.  I will release wild animals that will kill your children and destroy your cattle, so your numbers will dwindle and your roads will be deserted. (Isaiah 14:21, Leviticus 26:21-22)

God will kill children: The glory of Israel will fly away like a bird, for your children will die at birth or perish in the womb or never even be conceived. Even if your children do survive to grow up, I will take them from you. It will be a terrible day when I turn away and leave you alone. I have watched Israel become as beautiful and pleasant as Tyre. But now Israel will bring out her children to be slaughtered." O LORD, what should I request for your people? I will ask for wombs that don't give birth and breasts that give no milk. The LORD says, "All their wickedness began at Gilgal; there I began to hate them. I will drive them from my land because of their evil actions. I will love them no more because all their leaders are rebels. The people of Israel are stricken. Their roots are dried up; they will bear no more fruit. And if they give birth, I will slaughter their beloved children." (Hosea 9:11-16)

People whose foreheads aren't marked:"Then I heard the LORD say to the other men, "Follow him through the city and kill everyone whose forehead is not marked.  Show no mercy; have no pity! Kill them all; old and young, girls and women and little children.  But do not touch anyone with the mark.  Begin your task right here at the Temple."So they began by killing the seventy leaders.  "Defile the Temple!" the LORD commanded.  "Fill its courtyards with the bodies of those you kill! Go!" So they went throughout the city and did as they were told."(Ezekiel 9:5-7)

Firstborns of Egypt: And at midnight the LORD killed all the firstborn sons in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn son of Pharaoh, who sat on the throne, to the firstborn son of the captive in the dungeon. Even the firstborn of their livestock were killed.  Pharaoh and his officials and all the people of Egypt woke up during the night, and loud wailing was heard throughout the land of Egypt. There was not a single house where someone had not died.  (Exodus 12:29-30)

Old Men + Young Women: "You are my battle-ax and sword," says the LORD.  "With you I will shatter nations and destroy many kingdoms.  With you I will shatter armies, destroying the horse and rider, the chariot and charioteer.  With you I will shatter men and women, old people and children, young men and maidens.  With you I will shatter shepherds and flocks, farmers and oxen, captains and rulers.  "As you watch, I will repay Babylon and the people of Babylonia for all the wrong they have done to my people in Jerusalem," says the LORD.  "Look, O mighty mountain, destroyer of the earth!  I am your enemy," says the LORD.  "I will raise my fist against you, to roll you down from the heights.  When I am finished, you will be nothing but a heap of rubble.  You will be desolate forever.  Even your stones will never again be used for building.  You will be completely wiped out," says the LORD.  (Jeremiah 51:20-26)

Killing is a requirement: Cursed be he who does the Lords work remissly, cursed he who holds back his sword from blood.  (Jeremiah 48:10)

Your Neighbors: (Moses) stood at the entrance to the camp and shouted, "All of you who are on the LORD's side, come over here and join me." And all the Levites came.  He told them, "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: Strap on your swords! Go back and forth from one end of the camp to the other, killing even your brothers, friends, and neighbors."  The Levites obeyed Moses, and about three thousand people died that day.  Then Moses told the Levites, "Today you have been ordained for the service of the LORD, for you obeyed him even though it meant killing your own sons and brothers. Because of this, he will now give you a great blessing."  (Exodus 32:26-29)
So much for "love thy neighbor"

Family of Sinners: And Joshua said to Achan, My son, give, I pray thee, glory to the LORD God of Israel, and make confession to him; and tell me now what thou hast done, hide it not from me.  And Achan answered Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned against the LORD God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done.  When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them, and behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it."  [Note that the sin is not looting, but failing to give the loot to the treasury of the Lord.]  "So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran to the tent, and behold, it was hid in his tent, and the silver under it.  And they took them from the midst of the tent, and brought them to Joshua, and to all the children of Israel, and laid them out before the LORD.  And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, and the silver, and the garment, and the wedge of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen, and his asses, and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he had: and they brought them to the valley of Achor.  And Joshua said, why hast thou troubled us?  the LORD shall trouble thee this day.  And all Israel stoned him with stones, and burned them with fire, after they had stoned them with stones.  And they raised over him a great heap of stones to this day.  So the LORD turned from the fierceness of his anger: wherefore the name of that place was called the valley of Achor to this day.  (Joshua 7:19-26)

And before you go on about "OH JEBUS MADE IT DEFUNCT", guess what? Old Testament still applies, and it's FOREVER.

“For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass the law until all is accomplished. Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:18-19)

All of the vicious Old Testament laws will be binding forever. "It is easier for Heaven and Earth to pass away than for the smallest part of the letter of the law to become invalid." (Luke 16:17)

Jesus strongly approves of the law and the prophets. He hasn’t the slightest objection to the cruelties of the Old Testament. "Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest part or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, until all things have taken place." (Matthew 5:17)

"All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness..." (2 Timothy 3:16)

"Know this first of all, that there is no prophecy of scripture that is a matter of personal interpretation, for no prophecy ever came through human will; but rather human beings moved by the holy Spirit spoke under the influence of God." (2 Peter 20-21)

Jesus criticizes the Jews for not killing their disobedient children according to Old Testament law. Mark.7:9-13 "Whoever curses father or mother shall die" (Mark 7:10)

Jesus is criticized by the Pharisees for not washing his hands before eating. He defends himself by attacking them for not killing disobedient children according to the commandment: “He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.” (Matthew 15:4-7)

Jesus has a punishment even worse than his father concerning adultery: God said the act of adultery was punishable by death. Jesus says looking with lust is the same thing and you should gouge your eye out, better a part, than the whole. The punishment under Jesus is an eternity in Hell. (Matthew 5:27)

“Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law" (John7:19) and “For the law was given by Moses,..." (John 1:17)

“...the scripture cannot be broken.” --Jesus Christ, John 10:35

So if you're a Christian, have fun go out killing, slaving, and raping.
TL;DR: God condones killing, shut the fuck up.
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FlareShard Featured By Owner Edited Aug 14, 2014

I'm about a year late and ended up with directions to the wrong party, because this sort of thing is for people who have already made up their minds. There is also far too much material for me to go after exhaustively and not end up in tl/dr land. So here's the gist and one random selection from the verses provided.

You and your sources have made the simple and well-worn mistake of lifting chunks of text out of the Bible without accounting for the context of the surrounding verses or the Bible as a whole. When people do it these days, we call it 'Quoting/quoted out of context' - a staple of political, religious, and ideological hackery.  There is also a nice mix of bias and general ignorance on display, and I apologize if the word count doesn't give me the space to really make that statement not sound arrogant and condescending. But as a start - many Christians are just as guilty of it in their own way.

Now Jesus said 'If you know me, you know the father' (John 14:7), and Jesus never killed anyone. This verse is also an important key to understanding the Bible as a whole, in that it tells us that Jesus depicts God. Which is to say, if it doesn't look like Jesus' example, it's probably not God at work, but something else. Another particularly relevant set of verses is Matthew 5:38-48 (paraphrased) 'You have heard it said 'An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. It has also been said to love your neighbor and hate your enemy, but I tell you - love and pray for your enemy and those who harm you.' This is Jesus directly contradicting old testament laws (Exodus 21:24, Lev. 24:20, Deut. 19:21). One more important principle for this is the theological one of God accommodating people where they are at as seen throughout the Bible. Notably in 1 Samuel 8:4-9 where (paraphrased) God said, 'Samuel, in asking for a king, Israel has not rejected you but me. Now let's give them a king.' And then God used the kings of Israel that were originally a direct rejection of him to do great things, despite said kings being markedly flawed human beings that also did a lot of terrible things.

So I submit to you that there is a very different narrative being told by the Bible than the one you lifted in pieces and then stitched together after your own ignorance and biases.

The (honestly) random pick from your selection makes a pretty good example of that - Exodus 32:26-29.  The Bible never states that God directly ordered the slaughter. What it does say is that Moses "said to them, 'This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says:'", and then specifically states that the 'Levites did as Moses commanded' rather than as 'God commanded'.  Moses then told the Levites who performed the slaughter that they were blessed by God, rather than the text saying they were blessed by God for what they did. God then punished all the people (including said Levites) with a plague for their idolatry, which was exactly the thing that Moses had ordered the slaughter for. So either God was uncharacteristically doing a double punishment, or Moses acted on his own authority. And framing this event, we see Moses going up and down a mountain to talk with God, so presumably, God wasn't talking directly to Moses at any other point. This is significant, because the chat preceding the slaughter says that God 'relented and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened' while mentioning nothing about the command Moses delivered, so I think it's much safer to say that Moses was enraged by what he saw when he returned to the camp and made up the command on the spot.

Which is something that the humans of the Bible do a lot, starting with Adam and Eve. In Genesis 3, the Serpent(later identified as Satan) asked Eve about God's commands involving the forbidden tree, and Eve responded with not only what God had told her, but added 'and you must not touch it' (Genesis 3:2) - which God never stated.  On a similar vein, sacrifice was never God's idea. It was Cain's idea (the same Cain who killed his brother), and following Cain's lead, Abel introduced animal sacrifice on his own.  God, himself, is on record as detesting sacrifice, even in the old testament (Isaiah 1:11-15, 66:3).  All the sacrifice you see in Leviticus was God accommodating humanity's invented tradition, for a time. 

And finally, much of the Bible is history. History is the story of God reaching out to humanity and all our ugliness. If it isn't full of bloody, atrocious acts, then it's certainly not real, because humanity is very good and very consistent about its bloody, atrocious acts (see the last 100 years, and then all the rest of the years for every culture ever). So if God is exemplified by Jesus, and humanity everything we know humanity to be, isn't it much more consistent to blame humanity for all the death and blood in the old testament than it is to blame God?

So that litany of death you extracted from the old testament? Really not what you're trying to make it out to be, and really not God's plan or desire, which the Bible as a whole makes clear.
BlueCrystalizer Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Dude, this was in the old days. We(women, children, animals, etc.) have WAY more rights now, back then was a WHOLE different world, if you were to complain about anything there would be no internet to complain to. I respect everyone and what they believe in, the reason why? Because I was taught to in my Catholic school, unlike you. There are SO many stereo-types against us Christians all over the internet, it really hurts. And I really don't care if you don't believe in mine or anyone else's religions, but why bash on us?(not that I want you to start bashing on Jewish, Muslim, Pagans, etc. people) And your thinking of all the bad stuff, if you really wanted to make a proper complain about our belief you should have at least placed 'although' 'but' and 'at least' with something good somewhere in that ocean of hate you call a paragraph. Please, your just promoting hate against us Christians, and soon, we'll parish and/or die of angry mobs coming after us. And that's real murder.
CloudTumble Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, please stop. All of your "proof" is from the Old Testament, and if you didn't know, when Jesus died a lot of things changed. You can't go off one site that's anti Jesus, saying that the site is actually right about everything. Talk to a pastor about all this or go to gotquestions. Look at your source, "evilbible". Of course it's gonna make God seem bad, so why go there? All "anti this" websites will change your thinking for the worse. You don't see me going to a site called "athiestsaretools" and making a stamp accusing and stereotyping atheists of something unrealistic. Please take this down, and have an honest talk with a pastor. I respect your beliefs, so please respect mine. (I'm not yelling at you or trying to be rude, so if something comes out that way, please know I didn't mean for that to happen)
Derroflcopter Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Not everything changed. The apostle Paul was, to an extent, still alright with sexism, slavery, and homophobia. Christ himself paradoxically said at some points that the law was still binding, even after he had abrogated some of the details thereof. As much as I love my pastor, pastors aren't infallible. On one side of the spectrum, you have the liberal pastors, who put emphasis on love for God and one's neighbor, Christ's ministry, the ecumenical community, and quite rightfully accept some scripture as allegorical/metaphorical. On the other side, conservative emphasis on the law (esp. that of the OT), God's judgement and vengeance, the "effort to enter through the narrow door", Dominionism, and an all-or-nothing notion of scripture which requires that one believes every jot and tittle therein, regardless of negative implications or contrary evidence. Even pastors in the same denomination are bound to have differing views based on the same scripture. 

Even if stuff did change during and after Christ, that doesn't erase the fact that Yahweh had dog-diddly-done some pretty frickin' atrocious stuff in the Old Testament.… It pretty much boils down to whether one thinks of it as historical or legendary. 

GotQuestions has anti-science content, fallacious arguments, and they skew scripture towards their own agenda. And just because something comes from an antireligious website doesn't automatically make it invalid or untrue. And no, (s)he has the right to present his/her views and criticize other people's beliefs, just as you do under the first amendment.
CloudTumble Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Got Questions is anti-science content, has fallacious content, and skewed scripture? (I don't know much about the site myself, but my mom recommends it to everyone) Please show me some of this if you're willing. The reason I asked for this to be taken down is because people will fight in the comments section for years, and he's stereotyping Christianity. There's too many stereotypes for us, and I don't want another.
Derroflcopter Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014… Well, they're operating on a creationist perspective, which in itself is a short-circuiting of the scientific method (if not totally taking a dump on it). They're implying that an evolutionary perspective is intrinsically atheistic, but really, it's not. Plus, they're using appeal to emotion/consequence as an argument ("Evolution supposedly implies an atheistic perspective, and that would be bad, so evolution isn't true", or "my car just got wrecked, and that would be bad, so it didn't happen"). They're also saying BS about the motive behind evolutionary biology; scientists aren't "making up evolution to attack God's truth", they're doing it because it's what they observe based on evidence. Sheesh.… They also say bull about liberal Christian theology, which is, for the most part, my views. They're committing the No True Scotsman fallacy up front, saying "no true Christian holds these views!". Uh, yeah, several do. "They're holding reason above scripture!". There are more than 10,000 different Christian denominations out there, each with a different interpretation of scripture, and they're still trying to figure out (and are fighting over) what it says. If that doesn't say anything, I don't know what does. They're also setting up the straw man of "they don't believe in miracles or inspiration", which isn't really true. Inspiration and the resurrection are central beliefs to my denomination, PC(USA). I just make room for the possibility that stuff might've went down differently.

Anyhoo, they're using appeal to emotion again ("they think the Bible was written and translated by people, that morality changes sometimes, that physics exists, that God's ego might not be so fragile that he'll sentence infinite damnation for finite sin, and that it's good to love one's neighbor! That would be bad, so they're wrong!"). You get the idea.

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But, in the end, a lot of this is just my opinion, so yeah. I'm sure your mother was well-meaning, but I'm personally for studying the Bible and theology for oneself, as well as considering the views of our nonreligious peers for added perspective. And fighting is just kinda what happens on the internet sometimes.
Fireninjastar Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And femenism
WaywardPlatypus Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Okay stop. You're suggesting that all Christians are people who believe murder is okay, torture is okay, and God had every right to do so, so we are to point and laugh at them. That's like saying "herp derp all muselims are terrorists dohohoho!" If I'm a Christian, who prays to God when she feels worried and afraid, then that means I am one of the many Christians on that Earth who are evil, murder-loving criminals, and I like eating babies, and setting orphanages on fire because I'm a Christian, and I love slaughtering!

BULL! Why? Well, to start off, the Christian religion, when it first started in the Roman age, was pretty small, but when they refused to believe in the Roman Gods, they were sent into the Collessium to be massacred by wild animals. This, I could believe, was responsible for all of the murder writings. Hell! You probably believe that war started thanks to Christianity, when it has been done for thousands of years before Christianiity started. And sure, Christianity hasn't always been perfect, like the Galieo persecution, and the war of Religion in the Tutor/Stuart era, but Christianity was responsible for helping preserve information in the Dark Ages, and was responsible for the Renaissance, giving to fantastic artists who drew inspiration from Christianity. Also, you forgot that Jesus actively drew out demons, and healed those who needed it. But you are just cherry-picking all the parts that Jesus approved murder, while claiming ALL CHRISTIANS DO THE EXACT SAME FREAKING CHERRY-PICKING THING! Look, Christianity isn't perfect, but no religion is, they have their strengths and flaws, and some great lessions on life, but to go "herp derp all christians approve of murder dohohoho", then... I have nothing to say to you.

If you're not a Christian, fine! If you don't like some of the lessions, fine! But, I'm sorry, to go and say, and I quote: "So if you're a Christian, have fun go out(sic) killing, slaving, and raping.", then I might as well write up a stamp demoting Athests, and end the description with "So if you're an Aethist, have fun making fun of even the casual Christian who goes to Church, and reads the Bible!"

This is all I have to say for now. My best hope is that you read this comment properly, and understand that while Christians aren't all perfect, claiming that they all love murder, and rape, and they all want us back in the Dark Ages, is going to stand with me. And sure, call me an idiot, a stain, or a scumbag, but I'd rather be an idiot, stain, or scumbag who actually respects people's beliefs, than a rape-loving, orphanage-burning murderer who eats babies.
I await your reply.
xXAMemetic-EngineBXx Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student General Artist
You know you are really a sick person to say this about God on here. I'm a Christian and proud of it and I know what you're saying here is sick! I hope God shows mercy to you for your bullcrap. :angered:
Derroflcopter Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Did you even read the description? You're defending an entity that's supposedly killed millions of people. And the person who pointed it out is the one who's sick here? My goodness.
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