The Christian God is presented as a loving, merciful, benevolent, just God. Man is evil, man has free will, yes but God is omnipotent and could triumph over the horrific events presented below if He wanted to. It is not possible to view any of the events depicted below as representing acts of a loving,merciful God. In fact, He is guilty of depraved indifference in all cases.
1. He allows young girls to be sold into the sex trade.
Child sex trafficking is the most heinous of all things that God permits evil men to do. Young girls, usually kidnapped or separated from their families are bought and sold and forced into prostitution. A loving God would not permit this. He could easily change the hearts of the perpetrators but He chooses to do nothing.
How would you feel if you were Nina’s father and learned that someone had stood by and watched her being raped and did nothing? Exactly!
2. He allows Catholic priests to molest young boys.
Here God permits those who represent Him, those who people trust implicitly, to rape little boys. Since 2004, the Vatican has received some 3,400 cases, has defrocked 848 priests and sanctioned another 2,572 to lesser penalties. How can a loving God permit men who (people believe) can speak to God, to molest young boys? He chooses to do nothing.
3. He allows believers to kill each other over who has the correct understanding of God.
Since the days of the Inquisitions and the Crusades, God has allowed believers to kill each other because they have different versions of “the truth”. One of the most devastating examples of this indifference is God’s reaction to the Sunnis and the Shiites. Both are Muslim, both believe in the Abrahamic God, but because of slight differences in their theology, they kill each other – and God stands by without a peep.
A loving God would make it clear to all Sunnis, Shiites, Catholics, Christians, Lutherans, Protestants just who is right and how He would like to be worshiped. Instead, God sits by and watches those who worship Him, those who He “loves”, kill each other over doctrine. No evidence of a loving, just, beneficent God here.
This entire post could be consumed with a recitation of all the religious wars that have taken place. You know them. No need to belabor the obvious.
4. Because of the faulty earth He created, “natural” disasters kill, maim and ruin millions of lives.
Below is a picture of a distraught Japanese girl after the devastation of the 8.0 magnitude earthquake in Japan, 2009.
Of course there are many other types of “natural” disasters that the omnipotent, creator God has created:
Tsunamis, for example, the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that killed 204,000, Floods, Hurricanes, Drought.
In a “twofer”, God simultaneously inflicted a famine on Somalia in 2011 while permitting insurgents in the civil war to prevent aid from reaching those suffering from the famine.
Of course, there is nothing “natural” about these disasters. Because God is the cause of everything, he is the cause of every “natural” disaster. This is not the modus operandi of someone who loves those he kills in these natural disasters. In this case at least, we can’t say that God does nothing – He is completely responsible for the carnage brought on by His playing with nature. He must enjoy it or He wouldn’t do it.
5. Allows children to be born with birth defects, and mental deficiencies.
Who but the omnipotent and omnipresent God is responsible for this? In fact, He’s even proud of it and brags about it.
6. Allows people to starve to death.
Starving Somalian boy near death.
Over 2,000,000 people starve to death each year. The omnipotent, omnipresent God could easily prevent starvation – but He sits by and does nothing. No evidence of love here.
Intentionally visits cruel, debilitating chronic diseases like cholera, measles, typhoid, malaria, Aids, Leprosy, Parkinsons and Huntingtons upon unlucky individuals.
Jesus could have ended Leprosy for everyone, forevermore, with a wave of His hand if he wanted to. But instead, he chose to heal only those fortunate few that happened to cross his path. That’s not love; that’s taunting.
None of the aforementioned diseases are due to the fact that man is evil. Because God is the creator of everything including evil, (Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things), one can only conclude that He deliberately selects certain people to receive these horrible diseases. This is not an act of love. It is cruel and malicious, arbitrary and depraved. But God must love doing it or, being omnipotent and omnipresent, he wouldn’t do it if he didn’t want to.
8. Consigns over 50% of the world’s people to a life of poverty.
While allowing a select few to live like Tom Brady. Here’s his $20 million mansion that he built and then sold – not enough room I suppose. Why?
9. Permits evil men to triumph over His love, over His will, over his “plan for us”; or maybe being murdered by evil men is God’s plan for his chosen people.
Adolf Hitler (responsible for 17 million deaths),
Mao Zedong (responsible for 49-78 million deaths),
Jozef Stalin (responsible for 23 million deaths),
Leopold II of Belgium (responsible for 2-15 million deaths),
Hideki Tojo (responsible for 5 million deaths),
Pol Pot (responsible for 1.7 million deaths)
How is it that these evil men were allowed to murder millions without God lifting a finger?
God could easily have prevented the evil these murders inflicted. We know that in the Old Testament, God intervened whenever his chosen people were threatened.
Our favorite passage:
And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, and were in the going down to Bethhoron, that the LORD cast down great stones from heaven upon them unto Azekah, and they died: they were more which died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword.
SO… God does intervene when he choses to. Stopped showing up about 3000 years ago though didn’t he? Just about the time we were leaving the ignorance of the Bronze age.
10. And, according to the Bible, he condemns billions of people to Hell merely because they cannot believe that Jesus died for their sins. But, up until the moment they died, He “loved” them.
Epicurus Sums It Up Quite Well
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 he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?
– Epicurus [341–270 B.C.
How can anyone love, worship and praise this monster?
How can any sane person argue with these facts🤔☹
STOP saying “he drank the cool-aid!” Lol…lol…I know your more intelligent and articulate then that!? Nevertheless, thank you commenting on my remarks!!! Have a wonderful day!!!
The god delusion read it
Ken, thank you for your suggestion; however, it is TOO LATE for me!!! I have been bitten by the Serpent and his poison flows through my veins. I will and is dying with the “brainwashing” of Christian teachings. I’ve tried to pull myself away from it; but its like trying to peel-off my Black skin. When I remove a section of my Black skin from my body; it only grows back and when it grows back I am still a Black Woman because my skin color does not change. I know you understand this analogy and I thank you for understanding what I am saying here?
Its bcuz yall have it wrong
Just dont eat processed food and plastic when your pregnant tbh just eat healthier, and cmon we all know its bcuz yall sinned just admit u know u did something. But dont wanna admit.
How can any same person disputes those facts only a religious nut could
Sane person what I meant
TruthSayer, the pictures and points of FACT is heartbreaking. As I stated in my first reply, A GOD who claims ABSOLUTE “PERFECT” Knowledge and Understanding makes NO MISTAKES! His SUPREME INTELLIGENCE to create the Solar Systems and Firmament above our head assigning them with LAWS OF OPERATION lets us understand that what is happening and is happening to mankind is NO ACCIDENT! I as an imperfect human female; when I begin to create and design a thing I always INSPECT my works for flaws! To say that GOD did NOT inspect His works before, during, and after is ridiculous! When He built Angels and Men with a DUAL Nature; “one” to do Good and “one” to do Evil, He KNEW that it would cause countless numbers of death and sorrow! What supposed to be a comfort and warn the man or woman that follows Him in the Book of Revelation I quote (Romans 9:27-28): “vs 27 Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: “Though the number of the Israelites is like the sand of the sea, only the remnant will be saved. vs 28 For the Lord will carry out His sentence on the earth thoroughly and decisively.”… This is “FOREKNOWLEDGE!” This is the EVIDENCE that He knows the Beginning and End of every man, woman, and child’s life including the Earth’s Cycle of LIFE! Again, I restate: “LOVE” DID NOT BRING HUMANITY INTO EXISTENCE! “A PLAN” absent of ALL Emotional and Intellectual Reasoning and Bonding! Here is the answer why babies can be raped while in and outside the mother’s womb with NO HELP from GOD or any Angel! This is the REASON why our Father’s are drunkards and our Mother’s are prostitutes! This is the REASON why our Brother’s are junkies and poised with poised with violence and murder! HEREIN is My Testimony…Demons spirits are with me all day and everyday cursing and oppressing and harrassing me constantly to make confessions of hatred and rebellion towards GOD and man. I struggle and fight with them ALL DAY long! Over the 15 years when I was exposed to them through the FreeMason’s I’ve come to understand and learn that demons depend on human existence for survival in their realm. The feed off our Souls like maggots and dead things feed off the Body. During those 15 years, I also was a exposed to the citizen’s of Heaven on a DAILY basis. They are full of corruption just like the Earth; however, I have met some good citizens of Heaven; but they are few just like it will be in the prophecy of Abraham’s descendants. Though Abraham’s children will be a great as the number of stars in the Heaven’s…GOD HAS PURPOSED that less than 1/3 of the ENTIRE POPULATION OF JEWS will find Salvation. Again, ANOTHER “PREDICTION” BY GOD!!! With all this knowledge and understanding I have concluded that LOVE DID NOT GIVE BIRTH TO US!!!
I AGREE with You TruthSayer!!! What is happening and has happened to mankind is NOT the FRUITS OF LOVE!!! And because the One who created both Good and Evil designed this World and others; leads me to suspect He did NOT bring us into existence for Peace nor Paradise nor any form or shape of LOVE; but had another reason that stems from His mind. There is NO DOUBT that He makes Beautiful things; however, to say HE Loves His Creation is a whole nother matter. Because as you have so PROFOUNDLY STATED: NO GOOD Father would sit and watch the Enemy descereat and shamefully destroy the LOVE Of His Heart…His Children and neither the GARDEN In which HE takes Pleasure in Walking through!!! Personally, if I was a GOD that existed in Eternity; rather since the Beginning of Time with NO One to challenge His Authority or ADD to His Creative Intelligence; I would mostly likely feel lonely and bored to death. Lol…lol…GOD, A Mystery and A Powerful Force with Unmatched Intelligence and Foreknowledge would NOT make that type of mistake if LOVE was His ONLY Reason for bringing us into existence. Nah…those people running around saying GOD loves me…I would love to ask them…are you sure? Your husband is dead, and your children prostitutes and slaves, and you still want to say GOD loves You? I don’t buy into that NO More…NOT even the BLAME Game that it was Adam and Eve’s fault. You see GOD made the serpent crafty meaning instilled evil intent and with this understanding and the PURPOSE STATEMENT for Satan’s existence: “To KILL, STEAL, AND DESTROY!!!.” NO…I was NOT made because He loved me when He conceived in His Mind of Imagination!!! And I don’t think anyone or anything else was conceived out of LOVE first. GOD had a Plan and from that Plan LOVE may have been factored in later.
I don’t love the Christian GOD nor any other god.
You asked a very good question in your article: how can a loving GOD sit idle or be indifferent to our pain and suffering? According to 1 Corinthians 13:4-13 NKJV (biblegateway.com). It states:
“4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, …Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”
“Galatians 5:22-23: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”
Based on the condition of this World since the Fall of Man; GOD is evidently absent because those that say they love Him has NO FRUIT (PROOF) of Righteousness which is Love (Charity), Kindness, etc., and because of the LACK OF PROOF that makes their confession FALSE and lip service only. And because they are Liars; GOD has NO Body in which to dwell in to express those Divine Attributes of LOVE. (Gal. And because we love our right to express our individuality more than His Virtues; therefore, there are more stubborn, self-willed people then humble obedient servants in the World. Again, because we are more caught up in expressing our personal “FREEDOM/ LIBERTIES” to do what we want and seek to “PLEASURE OURSELVES” more than GOD; therefore, there is little representation of Divine Character in our World.
Galatians 5: 19 reveals the condition of modern man today:
“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: fornication, uncleanness (homosexuality), lasciviousness, idolatry, sorcery (physics, tarot cards etc.,), enmities (hostile), strife, jealousies, wraths, factions, divisions, parties, envying, drunkenness, reveling (drinking & dancing more than normal), and such like; of which I forewarn you even as I did forewarn you, that they who practice such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”
However, GOD is NOT limited by our unwillingness to surrender our mind, body, and Soul because He is Omnipresent (Everywhere), Omniscient (All Knowing), and Omnipotent (All Powerful). And because of these three Characteristics including LOVE; “GOD Is LOVE” (1 John 4:8) and many other good qualities that He makes the claim of having; and His Prophets, Priest, Servants, etc., confirming these claims in their writings; you would think that He would independently act on our behalf with or without us. But clearly that is NOT the case.
I ask myself what is really going on with GOD too if He’s Just, Righteous, Good, Holy, etc.,? Why hasn’t He stepped up to restrain the wicked because His hands is NOT tied? I Do NOT know the answers because He doesn’t talk to me. I’m like you trying to logically reason Scriptures and Historical data at the same time analyzing current Social change in our Values (Morals).
I just read an Article entitled: “GOD hates Black people. It was shocking because I am a Black woman. As I continued to read the Article I learned the Reason why.
Isaac is the father of Jacob (Israel) and Esau; the seeds of Abraham. It is important for you to know and understand that GOD Loved Jacob and hated Esau. (Romans 9:13).
As a Black woman I never understood why people of color (Asians, Africans, Hispanics, Philippines etc., had it so difficult, but now, I understand if the information I’ve read is accurate. NOTE: If you chose to read Deuteronomy 28:15-68; you’ll find the punishment for Jacob’s disobedience was severe and without Mercy because GOD pronounced a curse (see below, v.61) that erases people of color off this planet.
NOTE: When Jacob’s was born the Scripture does NOT specifically say Jacob is or was a Black man; however, researchers speculate that he must have been based on the information they found on Abraham, King David and Solomon in Hebrew texts and word dictionary meaning(s).
As for Esau, it does specify that he was a man of rudy skin color (Gen. 25:24-26). Some speculate that rudy means White and others speculate it means Black. The Hebrew says he was Black. So there is a problem of agreement between Hebrews and other religious scholars in word meanings.
Nevertheless, if Jacob was of Black complexion; it sheds a whole lot of light on why people of color around the World suffer so severely. GOD did NOT hate Jacob based on his skin color; but rather loved him for his Faith. GOD eventually ends up hating Jacob because he disobeyed Him and so the curses outlined in Deuteronomy 28:15-68, KJV; fell upon him and his descendants. Please read at your leisure.
One passage sticks out the most: Deut. 28:61 …”every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the Lord bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.”
There is another Scripture that says: v.57 “And toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly in the siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates.”
From sicknesses to cannibalism and much more (Deut. 28:15-68)…people of color have suffered and died. And the ruling race is White people under which this oppression and destruction has been handed out.
In the U.S. 2018 censuses they calculate a total of 47,841,851 African Americans (blackdemographics.com) out of the total population of America which is 327.2 Million that includes people of mix racial background. According to the 2010 US Census, there are 231,040,398 White people living in America and they are the dominant race.
I hope my response to your question sheds some light on “why” there is so much poverty, violence, death, natural disasters, and so on that is aimed at predominately people of Color.
Also, if you look at it objectively with a small amount of faith you may realize the answer in my response to your question. NOTE: It is the people of color who are dying and suffering the most; therefore, it may be true that Jacob is the father of the Color Nations and for his disobedience came upon “all” people of Color the curses out lined in Deut. 28.
Good luck; and I hope you will respond with your opinion. Thanks for the opportunity to express myself.
The bible is not a good book it is a book of fiction which used to brainwashed millions of people ,the god of the bible is not really just made up by white men
Ken, the Bible is a “Good Book” if for NO other “Reason” then for social and personal development in how we should behave and treat one another. The “Main” Thought in the Bible is to learn the difference between Right and Wrong; Good and Evil in our personal choices and conduct of behavior! Whether GOD “EXIST” or NOT; and whether GOD is Good or Evil is IRRELEVANT!!! The Lessons the Bible provides on “Moral” issues is the “Meat” of that Book!? This is what “OUR” Focus should be on NOT trying to “PROVE” GOD Exist or the Followers of Jesus Christ were “LUNATICS!!?” Here is MORE Wisdom I want to leave with you and those who are reading our conversation…”EAT the Meat and Spit out the Bones!!!” There are TOO MANY Voices, meaning Ideas, Perceptions and Opinions in this World that can and will confuse and misguide us into making wrong decisions; BUT the Principles of Moral Virtues that deals with human behavior are “ALWAYS” reliable; for instance, “You slap me; it hurts!!! If you kiss me, it feels good!!!? Bottom line; if you put your hands in the fire you will “surely” be burned and “experience” excruciating pain? This is what the Bible is “GOOD” for. To tell us “DON’T PUT YOUR HANDS IN THE FIRE OR YOU WILL SUFFER!!?” So let’s NOT “get stuck” on “TRYING TO PROVE” that the Bible is an Evil “Tool” invented by some Evil GOD or Spirit or Man!!? Stay consciously aware of historical FACTS that has NO Supporting EVIDENCE; however, DON’T Throw history or myths and legends away because the Author is being vague, unclear or incomprehensible!!! It took us Decades to PROVE dinosaurs once existed and roam the Earth!? And it may take YOU & Me; OUR “ENTIRE” Lifetime to “UNDERSTAND” one Mystery!? Take “ALL” the erroneous and illogical and logical knowledge you have gathered and “STORE IT” in your memory; if for NO OTHER Reason then to help you in developing “healthier” relationships with your family, neighbors, community, and strangers!? If “we” NEVER Agree; that’s OKAY because the Value to LEARN is to understand each others Belief Systems so that “we” can live peacefully and respectfully among each other!!!?
God actually hates sex trafficking as it is lustful, those Catholic rapes are because those priests followed their desires instead of God, the Crusades were also caused by man’s opinion on what is right, the natural disasters are punishments for screwing around and parents punish their children out of love for them, we have birth defects because Adam and Eve ate the fruit they were explicitly told not to eat, people starve because other people,by their desire, ruin those peoples’ way of living, only the humble and modest were cured, as opposed to those who were arrogant, poverty is mainly caused by wars and stupid people, and those people acted out of their hearts instead of God. This whole website is wrong and apparently doesn’t take the time to actually make rational conclusions.
Oh man have you swallowed the lemonade.
Yes he drank the coolaid
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Don’t forget the thousands of christians who were killed by other christians because they didn’t believe the same thing. But we want the gnostic gospels put in … NO then a trip to stabby town!
Those pictures are absolutely devastating. I’m wondering where all the christians are, and why aren’t they commenting? Ashamed of their ALWAYS absent, voiceless, faceless, invisible, intangible, unreachable, unknowable, completely silent God, perhaps? They should be. But then again, it doesn’t really matter what it is, christians come up with the most bizarre rationalizations and twist their mind into a pretzel trying to come up with excuses for their God’s complete and utter lack of intervention in earth’s affairs, the failure of prayer, the discrepencies, contrafictions, scientific absurdities in the Bible ect. Never have I seen people manipulate and screw with their own mind like these ignorant, science-denying, fear filled, crutch-needing, guilt ridden f*****g idiots. The mental gymnastics (along with a disavowal of reality and denying established scientic facts) that they put themselves through to keep the faith is ASTOUNDING!
AMEN! Exactly what I was trying to say.
Wowww!!!…”WELL” said!!! I too find it most difficult to reason with Christians about their belief in Jehovah and Jesus Christ. There is NO DOUBT that the God who rules this World does NOT give a dam about us!!! In fact, there is a question I continuously ponder upon and that is “why hasn’t God targeted the demonic forces like He has targeted Human Being for destruction? He openly admits that the problem this World faces everyday is caused by demonic forces; yet like in the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, He kills only humans. There is no mentioning of destroying the demonic beings whom He also acknowledges has been a chronic source of evil influence upon mankind. You would think since demons lived in Heavens BEFORE man was created in the Earth that He would have utterly destroyed Evil’s existence. But He doesn’t. In fact, He WILLFULLY creates the Earth and provides a door and key for Evil to existence in our Lives. The Tree of Knowledge is the Door and Adam, NOT Eve was the key? Yet, He wants me to believe that it was an accident and that He hates Evil. Jehovah DOESN’T HATE Evil! Like Jesus said to Satan through REMINDING him that he was a Servant of Jehovah. Therefore, Jehovah finds Evil NECESSARY to His Plans NOT for Salvation but for the destruction of Humankind!!!
Yes he drank the coolaid
The god delusion read it
Lindsay that was awesome Christian’s are brainwashed