If God was real!
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Sorry, was browsing and saw the title, "If God Was Real!" and had this thought jump into me head.
The Question: "If the God of the bible was proven real, would you worship it?"
The Fuzzy: "No. I would tell him to suck my dookey chute dry."
Us Rationalists cannot list any one thing in the Bible that is more reprehensible than any other. Reason is because the ENTIRE Bible is reprehensible. Thus, quit asking which one is more reprehensible since ALL are reprehensible.
Well, I venture to guess you're hesitant to start a real conversation. Of course certain things are more reprehensible than others. Is slapping a woman just as reprehensible as raping her? Is selling someone as a slave just as morally reprehensible as killing them? I agree with you, all of these things are in fact morally reprehensible. But certain things just jump at you more than others.
So no, I reject your claim that the not one cuts above the rest. The only reason I can think of for you not wanting to choose one, is that you're intellectually lazy. Okay, let's make this easier, of all the morally reprehensible things in the Bible, choose one. It need not be the most morally reprehensible one. Maybe pick one which shows undoubtedly the evilness of the God of the Bible. Just pick one.
"Well, I venture to guess you're hesitant to start a real conversation."
No. I am not. I am always willing to have a real conversation. You wanting to implement and enforce your rules just ain't going to work. Remember the old adage, "No plan survives contact with the enemy."? Or, how about, "All is fair in love and war."? When it comes to a conversation, there ain't ANY rules. Now a Debate does usually have guidelines. Notice "guidelines" are NOT rules.
I am just not going to play your "find the nastiest turd" game, especially since I have already given you my answer. As said, the ENTIRE Bible is the nastiest turd. And it ranks tied in first place with the Qu'ran which is based from the Bible.
"Is slapping a woman just as reprehensible as raping her?"
YES! My father told me, "You can never hit any woman for no reason, excepting in one situation: If she is coming at you with a butcher knife, then deck her ass because you are then defending your life."
"Is selling someone as a slave just as morally reprehensible as killing them?"
YES! As Sapporo has posted (I paraphrase), ANYTHING that causes harm is reprehensible, regardless of the severity.
But now I see you are wishing to play "the lesser of two evils" game.
OK. Here is one for you. Hypothetically, I would rather be killed PERMANENTLY and my soul absoluted, than to be tortured for eternity.
"But certain things just jump at you more than others."
No. They do not. For ALL jump out just as far as all others. As said, ANYTHING that causes harm is just as reprehensible and repugnant as any other.
"...is that you're intellectually lazy."
Wrong again. It is due to Critical Thinking, Logical Reasoning, and Rationality. Why do you think we used to be called Rationalists before the term Atheist became enforced by you Absolutists? Something all Absolutists sacrifice in order to possess that demon known as "Faith." Which is nothing more than a self-reinforced delusional belief in something that cannot be proven.
"Okay, let's make this easier, of all the morally reprehensible things in the Bible, choose one."
The ENTIRE Bible. How can you not understand that?
"It need not be the most morally reprehensible one."
Reiteration: The ENTIRE Bible. How can you not understand that?
"Maybe pick one which shows undoubtedly the evilness of the God of the Bible. Just pick one."
OK. You want just one. God of the Bible!
Well, not so much "if god was real".... But if all the BS he threatened us with were true (like burning in hell for all of eternity) shit yes I'd follow him !
Call me a sellout, but eternity would be nothing to fuck around with ! Thank God (lol :)) it's all a bunch of BS that we have no reason to concern ourselves with.
I will just continue to be a good person because evolving as a social creature has made me want to be this way :)
FISHY!!! Where the hell ya been, dude? Great having you back!
This god cannot be "proven" to exist because the Bible already states uncategorically that you will find no evidence for his existence, otherwise, the Bible would be completely wrong and Satan would be un-employed. So the whole thing is a catch-22. It's about control, nothing more.