What God never did

ok I would like to startby saying that no I am not an atheist. I am a proud Chistian. And God never orderd Moses to kill babies or burn animals if he does show me where. We dont all believe in the pope or that atheists are satanic. I respest your beliefs i just dont agree with them there is a difference. And you didnt prove anything with your argument all you proved was how rude you are.

Glad to hear that you don’t think atheists are Satanic. For what it’s worth, atheists don’t think all Christians are wrongheaded.

When you refer to my arguments as rude, I assume you are talking about the site’s “Arguments against atheism” page. That page isn’t intended to be taken seriously.

Now, for the Bible questions, let’s start with the least distasteful one, God ordering Moses to burn an animal. Here’s one example:

Exodus 29:15-18: “Thou shalt also take one ram; and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the ram. And thou shalt slay the ram, and thou shalt take his blood, and sprinkle it round about upon the altar. And thou shalt cut the ram in pieces, and wash the inwards of him, and his legs, and put them unto his pieces, and unto his head. And thou shalt burn the whole ram upon the altar: it is a burnt offering unto the LORD: it is a sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto the LORD.”

Moses and his people killed children on many occasions, pretty obviously with God’s blessing. One case in which it seems pretty clear to me that this under God’s orders:

Deuteronomy 3:2-7: “And the LORD said unto me, Fear him not: for I will deliver him, and all his people, and his land, into thy hand; and thou shalt do unto him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon. So the LORD our God delivered into our hands Og also, the king of Bashan, and all his people: and we smote him until none was left to him remaining. And we took all his cities at that time, there was not a city which we took not from them, threescore cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan. All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars; beside unwalled towns a great many. And we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, women, and children, of every city. But all the cattle, and the spoil of the cities, we took for a prey to ourselves.”

If we can look to folks other than Moses to confirm that this is not a misreading of God’s intentions::

1 Samual 15: 2-3: “Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt. Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.”

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 5:18 pm by ideclare · Permalink
In: Bible

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  1. Written by SashaK
    on June 24, 2009 at 10:25 am
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    you are deliberately misstating the Bible and taking it out of context to make it look like there is evil where there is not. The quote you wrote is not about animals being set on fire but about traditional sacrifice. This is not setting an animal on fire unless cooking an animal is setting it on fire. The only animals set on fire alive in the Bible are the foxes Samson set on fire the tails so to burn the crops of his enemies, and God didn’t order him to do that.

    God NEVER would order someone to kill babies! Youa re quoting out of context. God is telilng Moses what will happen not ordering him to do something. It is a prophecy. God does not approve of killing children. Even when Sodom was destroyed, the flood, and the killing of Egypt’s first born, God made sure that there were no babies or pregnant women to be harmed.

  2. Written by theblackbook
    on September 2, 2009 at 8:02 am
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    “And thou shalt burn the whole ram…” BURN. Burn means SET ON FIRE. But you’re right. Killing animals doesn’t count when it’s for traditional sacrifice (saracasm). “Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt. Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.” “NOW GO”. That sounds like an order to me.
    “God made sure that there were no babies or pregnant women to be harmed.” “Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up.” (Hosea 13:16). THEIR WOMEN WITH CHILD SHALL BE RIPPED UP. But no, God wouldn’t let them be harmed.

  3. Written by Raithie
    on June 8, 2010 at 9:05 am
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    And christians call atheists baby eaters…

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