While religious texts have massive contradictions, poorly worded phases, and a lacking of any understanding of the workings of the universe and imagination, are there any KO arguements (rather than the Hitchins's morality attack) that ridicual the bible for its infancy so clearly that even a theist will feel shame, the kind of arguements that are easy to remember and work on most denominations of christianity.
Things like: Why did god make the jews, a small band of inbred bronze-aged goat herders, his chosen people rather than the much more sophisticated Chinese or another Eastern empire. etc
Thanks in advance.
He would have been very unpopular if he did that 2000 years ago, after the OT said that it was alright.
Epicurus said it best:
"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is God both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?"
Thats my favourite quote of all time.
I have never been able to worship/follow a god who allows or permits a child to run into a street and be struck down by a vehicle.
Oh yeah- the ways of the Lord are mysterious and should not be questioned. Heard that one before?