Sunday, 20 April 2008
A persistent refrain in the apologist's bank of sound bytes is that god killing people (committing genocide like in Noah's ark or simple death) is not a bad or evil thing because god created us, hence he can destroy us at will. Is this really the case though? Parents create their children, yet we cringe at the thought of a parent harming its child. So, why is it acceptable for god? Answer: it isn't. When god brought us into the world, he gained a moral imperative to treat us with justice, fairness, etc. It would be sheer cruelty to bring a person into the world with the express purpose of treating it badly, yet this is exactly what god does. god is not love, god is immorality and injustice.
When god sends people to hell, he is further guilty of immorality. He brought that soul into existence knowing that he would end up in hell for eternity being tortured. This is simple sadism.