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God's Free Ticket For Genocide

Updated on June 18, 2015

The Insanity...

I have been seeing a rather disturbing justification lately and its gotten to the point where I felt like giving my two cents and such.

The main focus of this short hub is going to be about the story of Noah, the Flood, and the eradication of pretty much all life on earth outside of the ark and how god apparently gets a free pass for genocide.

The justification for worldwide genocide I have been seeing more and more as of late basically says that everyone on earth at the time outside of Noah and his family were evil to the core and therefore warranted death. Somehow the only option for an all powerful god to eliminate evil from the world was to kill off everybody. Apparently changing everyone's mind or just eliminating evil as a whole from the world was far more illogical to do than drowning everyone.


Gonna Learn You Some Math

The point I want to get across though is the numbers aspect to all of this. Lets assume that there are currently 7 billion people in the world on the dot. Now clearly modern medicine did not exist during the time of the supposed Flood, so lets (over?)compensate for the world population for that time. If you knock off 95% from 7 billion, I believe you end up with 350 million. Provided that number is accurate, that would mean that during the time of the Flood there were supposedly 350 million people that were completely rotten to their core (minus Noah and company).

I'm slightly positive the probability of the entire population of the world being undeniably evil to the point that they deserved death is impossible, even more so when you say that only 10 or so of those 350 million were genuinely good at heart. Granted, in the face of 7 billion, 350 million is a rather low number. However, its still about 18 times more than the amount of people thought to have been murdered during the Holocaust.

Now I don't think anyone is willing to debate that the Holocaust was genocide, the two terms practically go hand in hand. The insane part to all of this though is that there are people who dont view the slaughter of 18 times the amount of people killed during the Holocaust as genocide simply because god is attached to the Flood. Not only do they not consider it genocide, but they say that all of those 350 million people deserved it.

Remember, so far I have only mentioned the people. They are also saying that all of the animals that werent included in the ark deserved to die as well.

Seriously, if you have to force yourself to do such convoluted mental gymnastics just to maintain a benevolent image of god, I really have to question your sanity as a whole. It might stand to reason that people should be relieved that there doesnt seem to be any evidence for a worldwide flood, otherwise it pretty much hammers the nail in the coffin and paints god as a genocidal lunatic.


Disclaimer?

It never fails or ceases to amaze me, but I feel like a disclaimer is needed from now on. This hub argues from the viewpoint that the Flood actually took place, but I feel its rather clear that I dont think it happened at all. You can't point out the flaws in something without taking the stance that whatever you are talking about actually happened. You would otherwise ignore or immediately shoot down anyone with an opposing viewpoint and never learn anything new.

With that said, I will delete any comments that have anything similar to "Oh, well if you dont believe it happened, why are you talking about it? You wouldnt talk about something so much if you didnt actually believe it". That kind of logic is so laughably stupid, mainly because it ALWAYS shows up when the person saying it can't address a flaw that is being pointed out. So please, save me the trouble of deleting such idiocy and actually make a point.

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    • Link10103 profile imageAUTHOR

      Link10103 

      2 years ago

      I can guarantee I will not have a change of heart, not because I'm not open to it but because so far you specifically have not shown any ability to be able to convince me. You view opposing questions as bullying for some reason, so call me biased if I think that you'll shut down the moment I question you.

      With that said though, i can guarantee I am open minded enough to talk and question what you say, though if you feel you have enough proper evidence for the validity of the Bible/Christian God, Hubpages is the last place you should be trying to prove it. Radio shows and television might be better outlets.

    • roob profile image

      Ruby 

      2 years ago from United States

      Like I said I am done arguing. I could address those points. If you actually want to learn and you promise you would be open to a change of heart if you were shown enough evidence for God, then I would gladly continue addressing your questions and concerns. Otherwise I am going to leave you alone.

    • Link10103 profile imageAUTHOR

      Link10103 

      2 years ago

      Still haven't claimed your God is fake...and please don't pretend like the Bible doesn't incite/condone violence in any way unless you're willing to explain in detail how it doesn't.

      Also there are plenty of extremist Christians in the US that are dangerous as well, the Planned Parenthood shooter being one of the more recent examples.

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      Ruby 

      2 years ago from United States

      Technically speaking we are at war with muslims if the people we are fighting are muslims. If you read the quran it incites violence from its followers. I don't care if no one else says it, but if you do research it is true. The Bible says our God will have His wrath and it is not our job. If our God is fake like you say, then you should only have to worry about Muslims who get "radicalized" and want to kill Americans.

      I will call a truce I see we are just arguing and not willing to accept the others view. But please just think about how from a logical point of view why questioning the quran and its followers would be better than us Christians. Unless you want to be safer then continue with the Christians lol. Peace Link I hope you are happy with whatever you do! Sincerely. I promise not to "bother" you again!

    • Link10103 profile imageAUTHOR

      Link10103 

      2 years ago

      Except I don't attack Christianity Robert, I only just told you I "attack" the believers who think their ideal world needs to be everyone's ideal world, regardless if they want it to be. If you wish to be a Christian, Muslim, Hindu etc, be my guest. If you feel you need to encroach upon the beliefs of others, also be my guest, but don't complain when they respond back with things you don't want to hear.

      Just to clarify, what constitutes as sin to you? You don't seem to have a problem with your God murdering a bunch of animals, elderly people, and children simply because they live in a sinful society they had no control over, but you take offense at groups such as ISIS that kill specifically in the name of their God? What's the difference?

      Speaking of which, to avoid making you sound horribly bigoted, we aren't at war with Muslims, we are at war with ISIS and other related terrorist groups, who happen to be Muslim. There is a difference.

    • roob profile image

      Ruby 

      2 years ago from United States

      You not liking Christianity is comparable to not liking a food that you have never tried. You don't try to understand God with your logic... you have to ask God to reveal Himself and accept Him into your heart. If you don't do that, you have never tried what we are serving and I don't know how you can say it is bitter?

      As for the flood, you think you know & understand everything in the world? Then why do you act like you can tell Christianity is foolish, have you ever been wrong? I could be wrong but at least I have a belief that I am passionate about instead of going around trying to disprove people then leave them with nothing. I used to be like you going around trying to disprove followers and pastors til I realized I could not get Christianity out of my head and could not stop fighting it. That stuck out to me and I couldn't ignore it. What is your grand theory? As for the elderly they could have been sinners, the kids were in a sinful society, & the animals two each were allowed on the ark if you missed that part!(: Not that I know for sure but why outnumber the humans on the ark with tons of animals. The two of each was sufficient.

      As for Islam, it is the fastest growing religion. There are terrorist attacks that have been happening. The US, our country, is at war with muslims! I would think that is relevant. There is a genocide of Christians over there. You think the Christians need to be called out? You think the religion that is killing our peaceful members and attacking innocent citizens isn't as relevant? Seriously?! You ever watch the news. Christians should be the least of your worries... we'll just share the word with you & love you!(: Tough love lol(;

    • Link10103 profile imageAUTHOR

      Link10103 

      2 years ago

      -So genocide then. All the babies, unborn babies, elderly, animals etc were so evil they needed to be killed off. Absolutely no other option available to an all powerful being other than genocide. Brilliant.

      -Isn't there something about only a specific amount of people making it into heaven?

      -And you don't see the dislike for Islam Robert because I live in the US, a predominantly Christian country. I don't get why people think that's such a "gotcha" thing with such an obvious fact in play. It doesn't mean I like it any more than I do Christianity, its just less immediately relevant.

      -I've also never, at least with any specific intention anyway, set out to "disprove God". For starters, you cant, plain and simple. What I try to do however, is set out to show why certain people's beliefs are contradictory or are morally bankrupt. That doesn't apply to everyone of faith. If you say you believe in God for reasons X Y or Z and leave at that, I'm perfectly fine with that.

      But if you insist that not only are you right over all other religions but that I'm wrong and am without morals/will be going to hell unless I agree with you, you can be sure I'm going to be annoyed and counter with that pesky thing called logic.

      -Also as a heads up Robert, don't come onto my hub, assert some nonsensical stuff, and try to leave under the pretense that you're trying to give me peaceful advice. Either stay and discuss or don't bother commenting at all.

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      Ruby 

      2 years ago from United States

      Yes the flood wiped out many sinners. Writing this kinda stuff you woulda been wiped out too link! Now the Bible says in end days few will walk the right path but many will fall short. So yes many people will go to hell, the majority, while few go to Heaven. The ones that didn't listen to your "logic". I mean you don't believe in God but you are always trying to disprove Him? Why does God always stay on your mind, but you don't go attacking Islam and those terrorists or some other group? I believe it took place, no debate from me and I have never heard a Christian debate God did that! But seriously do you not see that you have an oddly strong disliking for Christianity, yet I don't see that against Islam which is undoutebly causing more distress in the world. Thanks for reading, Peace!(:

    • Link10103 profile imageAUTHOR

      Link10103 

      3 years ago

      Im fine with people picking and choosing which parts they want to follow. I just have a problem with the people who pick and choose which parts to say are true (basically all the good parts), turn around and say every bad part that contradicts all the good parts arent meant to be taken literally, and still maintain that the entire thing is the word of god.

    • Titen-Sxull profile image

      Titen-Sxull 

      3 years ago from back in the lab again

      The fact that most Christians cherry-pick which parts of the Bible to believe and which parts to accept is a double-edged sword. On the one hand it gives us some more reasonable folks to argue with and we can even team up with moderate/liberal Christians against the fundies. On the other hand it begs the question of why bother with the Bible at all if you're going to pick and choose which stories to believe - why not throw the whole thing out?

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