Why would anyone worship a god that hates children this much?

Biblically speaking, if we fail to be nice to this god, he will force us to eat our children:

Leviticus 26: 29
"You will eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters."

And, if people turn their back on god, he will force them to cannibalize their sons, daughters, and each other:

Jeremiah 19: 9
"I will make them eat the flesh of their sons and daughters, and they will eat one another's flesh during the stress of the siege imposed on them by the enemies who seek their lives."


Ezekiel 5: 10
"Therefore in your midst fathers will eat their children, and children will eat their fathers. I will inflict punishment on you and will scatter all your survivors to the winds."

Yahweh creates a famine, which causes people to eat their children:

"And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow."2Kings 6:28

And let's not forget that Yahweh had every first born in Egypt killed.......and has other children smashed into rocks, killed in wars, etc..........so I question the ethics of anyone who could find anything moral in these acts, and wonder why anyone would worship and consider a god which condones such acts to be "all-good."

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I'm offended that you think yaweh is so evil lol..

 

Anyway, to answer your question these beliefs were in place long ago where people's mindset were a lot more different and gullible. It's not a matter of this god is good so worship them. People are actually scared into believing. Like now for instance, they show violent pics of hell to children to scare them into believing.

That was pretty prevalent in antiquity, and Moloch was not the only deity that received child sacrifices.  Judges 11 details the sacrifice of the daughter of Jephthah as an act of thanksgiving for having won a series of terrorist campaigns against the Ammonites.  Imagine parents offering their children as burnt sacrifices for Thanksgiving the third Thursday in November in our culture! 

This seems to have been normal enough to be included in the Bible with no moral judgement against Jephthah, except maybe don't make promises to Jehovah you cannot keep.

Child sacrifice is not a thing of the past: Christians in Uganda are still practicing.  Media always is apologetic towards Abrahamic religions and the people who sacrifice children are called 'Ugandan witches' but whenever these 'witches' are questioned by media in this profoundly Christian nation they immediate cite Abraham and the Bible as their example to justify the idea that God accepts human sacrifices.  And so these are people who believe in the Bible.

Another form of child sacrifice is taking place in Nigeria where more than 15,000 minors have been accused of witchcraft in recent years and about 1,000 have been burnt or killed by their own parents and pastors (as per the legal code in Deuteronomy).

People are brought up not to question authority & tradition.

Respecting authority & tradition is a good thing & the basis on which civilization is formed. But some pushing of the boundaries, asking questions is a good thing, that is how we advance. But unfortunately religion is the ultimate tradition & god is the ultimate authority. People just don't question them enough & most just blindly accept them.

And as civilization progresses, our morals keep changing. And people just just turn a blind eye to evils in the religion, dismissing it as traditions of the ages gone by.

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