Christianity

God’s Justice is Crap

[caption id="attachment_2976" align="aligncenter" width="513" caption="salvation in stick figures!"]stick figure salvation[/caption] A commenter on my post about Sexism in the Bible slipped this into her comment:

God is good and just. It's not what nonbeliever [sic] consider just. Their just [sic] is more to satisfy themselves. Really think about it, it is.
I hate to start out with an "Am not!" "Are too!" routine, but I just can't help myself. I would like to hear examples about how secular justice is selfish. Most of the accusations from Christians state that atheists don't believe in God because we're sin addicts and can't handle being accountable for our actions. Not only is this insulting and ignorant, but also delightfully ironic!

Selfishness and Consequences

I propose that God's "justice" is extremely selfish and perfectly illustrates the desire to not be accountable for one's actions. Not only that, but hey, it's  ridiculous. How "just" and "good" is it that someone is able to wreak any amount of pain, harm, havoc, or evil upon the earth and their fellow humans, apologize for it and feel regret, and then instantly be free of any consequences for that action? It may be nice, but it's not justice. (more…)

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God + torture = love?

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="405" caption="Photo © Jim Kuhn "]Photo © Jim Kuhn [/caption] I suppose I'm a bit of an atheist cliché. I have expressed on numerous occasions my distaste for the Judeo-Christian god as depicted in the Bible. (check out why God's justice is anti-American and God is immoral). But if we don't speak up about the inconsistencies we observe, they might go un-recognized by those who seek the truth. So in the name of critical thinking, I'll continue to challenge the Get Out of Jail Free card often handed to God even when our own reasoning indicates he's in violation of the most basic standards of morality. So, what about torture? This topic has been the focus of a steady buzz in past months, but only recently have I had much personal interaction with the topic. (more…)

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God’s Justice is Anti-American

Christians declare God’s perfect justice (Zephaniah 3:5; Psalm 37:28; 2 Thess 1:6-9). But how does God measure up against the imperfect American justice system? YHWH’s Justice You are guilty until proven innocent. The laws you are supposed to follow were collected over time thousands of years ago in another culture, Read more…