God's Free Ticket For Genocide
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.
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.