I have been reading a really interesting blog lately. It is a blog by a guy named Daniel Florien. His site is called Unreasonable Faith and is subtitled a former Christian’s thoughts on faith, science and skepticism. Living here in the south in the Bible belt bubble we are not always exposed the atheistic viewpoint. Daniel has quite a following in that most of his posts are followed by a very robust discussion. Most of the folks who visit the site seem to definitely have an opinion. Pretty free dialogue. Regularly, they will have a “Christian apologist type” pop in and they pretty much try to have him or her for lunch. Let’s just say if you are trying to convert these guys you better bring your lunch cause they “seem” to have heard it all before and they really don’t like Christians. After listening to several of their drive by “shout outs” I can’t say as I blame them. Honestly, some of my most painful moments in life have been at the hands of Christians, too. Their disdain for Christians is understandable their loathing of a God they don’t believe exists is really interesting. Let’s just say l am intrigued by the opinions floating around over there. For some of you who are feeling a little sheltered and wants to have your mind stimulated a little bit check out his site at http://www.unreasonablefaith.com
HERE IS POST FROM HIS SITE RECENTLY. THE DISCUSSION ON THIS ONE WAS PRETTY WILD! YOU SHOULD CHECK IT OUT!
God Loves To Kill His Children
February 16, 2009 by Daniel Florien
In the Bible, there are many massacres. Here’s just a partial list to give you an idea:
- God killed everyone except a few people in a global flood [estimated at 30 million] (Gen 6)
- Killed all the innocent firstborn of Egypt [estimated at 500,000] (Ex. 11)
- Maimed and killed 42 children for calling a man “bald head” (2 Kings 2)
- Killed 15,000 people for complaining (Num 16)
- Killed 24,000 for immorality (Num 25)
- Killed 90,000 Midianites (Num 31)
- Killed everyone in the city of Jerico (Joshua 6)
- Killed 12,000 people in a day because they were in the “promised land” (Joshua 8)
- Killed 10,000 Canaanities because they were in the way (Judges 1)
- Killed 10,000 Moabites after using the Moabites to killed many of his own people (Judges 3)
- Made 120,000 Midianites kill each other (Judges 7)
- Killed 50,000 Benjaminites because they made God angry (Judges 20)
- Killed 70,000 men because David did what God told him to do (2 Sam 24)
- Killed 127,000 soldiers over a theological dispute (1 Kings 20)
- Killed 1,000,000 Ethiopians just because (2 Chron 14)
Just in that selective list, God killed about 32 million people!
Hilter only killed 11 million. Try as he might, he just couldn’t beat God’s record even with all that modern warfare technology.
The Bible might be one of the bloodiest books in history — especially for one thought of as perfect, pure, written by God, and the best and only guide for morality.
All I know is I wouldn’t want my children getting their morals from it.
Richard Dawkins, in The God Delusion, said:
The Bible story of Joshua’s destruction of Jericho, and the invasion of the Promise Land in general, is morally indistinguishable from Hilter’s invasion of Poland, or Saddam Hussein’s massacres of the Kurds and the Marsh Arabs.
Even if there was evidence that this God existed — and I know of none — would he really deserve to be worshiped? I don’t think so. This god would be the devil of hell.
Thank goodness he probably doesn’t exist.
2 comments on “Atheists Really Don’t Like Christians”
I have almost written a blog about this blog site several times. It grieves me all over again to see this posting. What grieves me most is MR. Florien’s (and the others who post comments here) gross misunderstanding of God. And the process and pain that brought him to this point. Without gettting into ‘Theology’ I believe that someday he will weep at the feet of Jesus.
I agree that atheists go much more underground in the south, but I wonder if it’s that we don’t hear from them because they aren’t there or if we just don’t seek them out and seem interested in them. They are certainly not going to come to church on Sunday morning, but we’ve had quite a bit of success in building healthy, lasting relationships with several atheists here in town and they seem to love me and my friends. Atheists certainly do not like religious Christians, but they are dying to meet sincere followers of Jesus who care deeply about them. It just takes a ton of time and energy building the relationships, but over time I believe they come to Christ. I’m enjoying reading your thoughts.