If God and Satan were Weighed in a Morality Balance, God Would be Damned: A Problem for Theists

“ . . . now therefore, listen to the words of the LORD. // “Thus says the LORD of hosts, Now go and strike Amalek and utterly destroy all that he has, and do not spare him; but put to death both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.” (1 Samuel 15: 1-3)

For Islamic ISIS fighters, carrying out the supreme commands of God in Qur’an is proof God exists as they shout; "Allah is Great!"
ISIS fighters taunt a Christian child before beheading it.
"Let neither their possessions nor their children impress you.  Allah intends to torment them through them in this worldly life, and that their souls depart while they are disbelievers. (Qur’an 9: 55)


"When the Sacred Months have passed, kill the polytheists wherever you find them. And capture them, and besiege them, and lie in wait for them at every ambush. But if they repent, and perform the prayers, and pay the alms, then let them go their way.  Allah is Most Forgiving, Most Merciful."  (Qur’an 9:5)  (Note:  This verse is a contradiction. I'm not sure how dead "Polytheists" can repent so as the become Moslems; but then we are taking about God!) 








Ironically, the hand of God was also present in medieval Christian Europe as noted by Brad Gregory in his award winning book: Salvation at Stake: Christian Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe

 They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us." (1 John 2: 19)

But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them--bringing swift destruction on themselves."  (2 Peter 2: 1)

Below are some images from Brad Gregory book.  As with the horrific images of God directing the theocratic Islamic state, I'll let the images of medieval Christianity speak for themselves.



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