Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Stupid! It Burns! (genocide edition)

the stupid! it burns! Even atheists advance the Kingdom by La Shawn Barber:
Dawkins also refers to one of the Bible’s many difficult passages, namely that God commanded Israel to kill His enemies—men, women, and children—in vengeance for corrupting His people, but to save the virgins, the purpose of which was to exterminate the enemies to keep them from reproducing and corrupting Israel again. Every man, woman, and child is a sinner who deserves God’s wrath, and God decrees the method and the means for carrying out His wrath sometimes in ways we can’t fully grasp. In the same vein, God used His enemies as agents to punish His chosen people. [emphasis added]
Difficult?

1 comment:

  1. "God commanded Israel to kill His enemies—men, women, and children... but to save the virgins, the purpose of which was to exterminate the enemies to keep them from reproducing and corrupting Israel again."

    Kill the children but save the virgins. I realise this is Christianity and all but surely the vast majority of the children were "virgins". Odd that it was just the young (not quite children) and female "virgins" that were saved. A cynical man might go so far as to presume there was an ulterior motive at work there!

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