I must answer you on this:
"Your argument allows one the freedom to assume God exists for the purposes of an academic discussion. If God exists, why then do you attribute these wars and murders to God instead of the people?"
I did not imply that. I was referring to the Old Testament and the "God" of the Old Testament. Now we all know the OT is bullshit. The earliest it was written was in the 7th century BCE by persons unknown. The Pentateuch certainly was not written, or composed by Moses. Whoever wrote the OT had a vivid imagination. Then Christians like Hebrews thought it was the Word of God, written by God through men.
When the Holy Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church was founded by Constantine I in 325 CE at the Council of Nicea, the New Testament had been written, once again by persons unknown. Up until Nicea it was being revised and was heavily edited at Nicea. After Nicea there were many arguments between Church Fathers over the interpretation of the Bible. That still goes on these days. Give 5 preachers one chapter of the Bible and see how many interpretations you get, even in the Roman Catholic Church.
Your little history lesson here has nothing to do with the thread topic.
eccles wrote:If one considers the Bible as the inspired Word of "God" one has to believe the whole bible, not some passages. All or None.
Only if you're a literalist, which I'm not.
eccles wrote:To sum up. If the murders I referred to did happen they had nothing to do with a "God".
Then why blame God?
eccles wrote:"God" was made in the mind of man.
eccles wrote:The Roman Catholic Church uses this fictious "God" to control humans. The Roman Catholic Church for about 1,500 years used torture and slaughter against anyone who questioned the Church - The Holy Inquisition.
Wow imagine that, an oppressive government using any excuse it can to suppress its people.
Did God do these things, or did men? Learn the difference
eccles wrote:My comment on the "Holy" Bible: It is the worst book of fiction ever written and is not suitable for anyone under 18. It should be classified as Horror/Fiction.
That's very cute, I hope you feel better now
You said if God exists then God caused all this evil.
If God exists, why blame Him instead of the people?