I've been working on a speech for a public speaking competition at my school and while doing research, I came across a blog that was talking about how God's a murderer. [Link posted at the bottom of blog]

I'd already known this, but based on the estimated total, I was in shock.
Being a former Christian [Evangelical, Protestant], I'd been taught to abide by the 10 Commandments.
One being "Thou Shall Not Kill."

It makes no sense to me how God would tell us to not kill people, yet would kill people based on no faith, or for committing a sin. I find it unusual how God would be exempt from this, but then again, I also understand how he is; he made the rules, he can bend them and change them whenever he pleases. I don't know, I've had this on my mind for about a week now, and I've talked to theist's at my school, who won't talk about it, saying "He's the Lord Almighty, He can do whatever He sees fit." It doesn't seem like a valid point to me. Oh my, he's God. He can do anything, and get away with it! B.S.

Now, if there IS a heaven/hell, and we're being judged based on our actions here on Earth, why is it that we're being judged by a murderer?

I'd love to know what others think of this. (:

I also know that some may be false, but it's still quite interesting I find.

Estimated total killed by God: Over 33 Million.

http://dwindlinginunbelief.blogspot.com/2007/01/how-many-has-god-killed-complete-list.html

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Tags: God, hypocrite, murder

Comment by River Otter on March 28, 2009 at 12:54pm
What gets me, God said to the people, ''Thou shall not kill", and then turns around and orders the very same people to murder in the most brutal ways.

Talk about confusing. How can anyone follow this nonsence?

I don't think he is just guilty of hypocricy by murder, you might be able to include adultry to that too. You know, the Virgin Mary. Please correct me if I am stretching it.

What is your speech going to be about?
Comment by Holly Allen on March 28, 2009 at 1:01pm
That kills me, the fact that God DID say that to them, and killed them.
It's extremely confusing, and it boggles my mind how people DO follow such things!

I may be able to include it, it's a persuasive essay that has yet to be looked at by anyone.

It's about the Christian faith, and how people are believing in someone/something that only has facts from a book. I've got the murders, and I'll add the adultry to it, too. Apparently, Jesus has a half-brother, I read about it somewhere online, might have to browse through my mom's bible to find it.
Comment by Holly Allen on March 28, 2009 at 1:11pm
See, that in itself, makes no sense, well, to me, personally. I find that if God is all-powerful, and almighty, wouldn't he have been able to just let those people [innocent, or not] live and carry on with their lives? Mary could still have had her baby, Jesus would have still been born, and there wouldn't have have been so much bloodshed.
Comment by Holly Allen on March 28, 2009 at 1:16pm
Interesting, I'd read that Joseph had another son, thank you for the clarification. (:
Comment by River Otter on March 28, 2009 at 2:18pm
Good luck with your research. Go get em' girl!
Comment by Holly Allen on March 28, 2009 at 3:32pm
Thank you, River.
I've successfully finished the essay/speech, I've sent it to one of my friends to proof-read it for me. I'm hoping to win the contest with it.
Comment by Chakolate on March 28, 2009 at 11:02pm
You know, I sometimes point that out to Christians. The commandment says, 'Don't kill'. It doesn't say, 'Don't kill unless your president sends you to war'. It doesn't even say, 'Don't kill except in self defense'. It doesn't even say, 'Don't kill humans'. It just says, 'Don't kill'. So why aren't all Christians vegetarian pacifists?
Comment by Holly Allen on March 29, 2009 at 12:15am
That makes a lot of sense. But, based on the countless years spent in war related to religion, I don't think Christian vegetarian pacifism is going to happen anytime soon. Hopefully soon, though!
Comment by James on March 29, 2009 at 1:13am
It is true that the commandments say not to kill, and the he turns around and demands blood. But Dawkins made an interesting statement in 'The God Delusion'. IIRC, he stated that using the language of the time, 'Thou shall not kill' was more of an in-group statement. Basically, 'Thou shall not kill your fellow Jew', but everyone else is fair game. Any way you look at it, the christian god is far from loving.
Comment by Neo Brave on July 16, 2009 at 10:34pm
When you really think about it, the Bible is sick and revolting.

How did it go Holly, with your speech?

-NB

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