This is in response to WL Craig's argument that the slaughter of women, children and unborn fetuses was justified in the bible, as he claims they could have grown into potentially evil people that did much more destruction in the world. And according to WL Craig, we should actually feel sorry for the soldiers that had to kill these defenseless people. WL Craig should not be allowed to get ways with making such ridiculous conclusions, so this blog post is a response to his conclusion, where, by using his own logic against him, we find that he and the rest of the Christians that believe what he believes-- support abortion.
According to Christianity, the Christian god is all knowing. Thus, the Christian god knows if a fetus will grow into an evil monster, (Which is the excuse that Christians such as William Lane Craig give in an attempt to justify the slaughter of the Canaanite women and children in Deuteronomy 7:1-2) so perhaps, just as Christians claim the Canaanite slaughter,is justified because those children that were killed could grow to be evil monsters if they were allowed to live; so too could those fetuses that are aborted today have grown into evil people, and the Christian god is orchestrating their termination because as Christians claim, he knows best "in the larger sense." Just like the Canaanite children could grow to be evil monsters if they were allowed to live, so could the aborted fetuses have grown to be evil monsters, so the Christian god did not allow them to be born. However, the question then arises as to why the Christian god allowed "evil monsters" such as Hitler to be born in the first place, who then went on to kill more than 6 million of his "chosen people." It makes no logical sense that an all-good, all knowing, and all powerful god would kill an entire group of "potentially evil" people, but fail to eliminate the fetus of one of the worst mass murderers in human history--the murderer of his own so-called "chosen" people!! As a Christian once wrote to me in regards to the slaughtered Canaanite children:
"...those who still had a chance to love him were in danger of either being affected by this hate or destroyed by it. What if this being knew that the Canaanite children who were innocent at that time would have grown into a culture so predisposed against God that they too never would have had a chance to know him for who he really is and all of them would have chosen other than god. Is it possible that God actually spared their eternal lives by removing them from their temporal ones?"