I found this article whilst on reddit this morning, thought i'd share it with you all. I hope it makes you laugh as much as it did me :D
The vast majority of Christians are very good people. They follow Jesus’ teaching to “love your enemies”. But as we see throughout the Bible, this teaching is contradicted over and over again. According to the following verses, Christians should kill anyone who dares not worship their god and would be arrogant enough to reject Christian teaching.
The false prophets or visionaries who try to lead you astray must be put to death, for they encourage rebellion against the LORD your God, who redeemed you from slavery and brought you out of the land of Egypt. Since they try to lead you astray from the way the Lord your God commanded you to live, you must put them to death. In this way you will purge the evil from among you. (Deuteronomy 13:5)
Anyone arrogant enough to reject the verdict of the judge or of the priest who represents the LORD your God must be put to death. Such evil must be purged from Israel. (Deuteronomy 17:12)
They agreed that anyone who refused to seek the LORD, the God of Israel, would be put to death—whether young or old, man or woman. (2 Chronicles 15:13)
If a man or woman living among you in one of the towns the LORD gives you is found doing evil in the eyes of the LORD your God in violation of his covenant . . . and this has been brought to your attention, then you must investigate it thoroughly. If it is true and it has been proved that this detestable thing has been done in Israel, take the man or woman who has done this evil deed to your city gate and stone that person to death. (Deuteronomy 17:2,4-5)
They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen . . . Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done . . . They know God’s justice requires that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway. Worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too. (Romans 1:25,28,32)
Thankfully, Christians ignore these Bible verses and/or explain them away with the “new covenant” of Jesus. But it is illogical to describe him as a “god of love” and justify his commandment to kill anyone who dares deny his existence. God’s multiple personality disorder reads more like a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde novel than a book of divine wisdom and teaching.
According to these verses, God gives us free will to follow him or be murdered.
As i was reading this article a teacher who is religious came up behind me and read the title and started telling me how this is false and there is no way that the bible would say such thing's. I can't even describe how i felt, i just feel so frustrated when people confronted with teachings from their own religion can choose to ignore it because they refuse to accept that their Lord would ever condone such actions. It is beyond me.