Kill Your Child – I Fail to Understand the Cruelty

Genesis 22:2

{22:2} And he said, Take now thy son, thine only [son] Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

Malevolent deity, or self-loathing author?

I am a moral being. I value life.


7 thoughts on “Kill Your Child – I Fail to Understand the Cruelty

  1. This story like almost all stories in the Bible is about faith.

    Atheists prove that they are really insufferable dunces by turning such a beautiful story into one of murder and mayhem.

    The Bible is so incredibly poetic in its use of symbols and analogies.

    Consequently, the reader of a story like the one mentioned here can be brought to heart wrenching tears by its deepness.

    The Bible demonstrates that God communicates to man via his mind, imagination, heart and soul, all of which the atheist has forsaken.

    • Ok. So one murdering one’s child is good. A demonstration of faith, this “burnt offering”.

      And you are exercising a reasoning process through which you conclude the tale of murdering one’s child is a ” beautiful story”, and is not one of “murder and mayhem”. Uh huh.

      I agree it’s worth crying over. I fear your tears would be celebratory, however. Mine would be of grief for the family, and for the atrocities born of a system of belief in a cruel and vicious deity.

      Oh, as for your school yard name calling, know this: I graduated and left middle school behind. You should do your god proud and move on into adulthood. Well, assuming you’ve reached an appropriate age and level of maturity. Oh well, never mind. I always enjoyed recess.

    • One may find poetry–and by extension, beauty–in troubling stories; even in a story where an authority figure tests the love of a subordinate by ‘requesting’ that a murder be done. One cannot, however, walk away from such a tale and honestly claim that the authority figure is good and worthy of love. Neither can one legitimately conclude that the subordinate is virtuous if he was willing–and eager–to pass the test. But, if the subordinate had responded in this vein, “Go away, only a devil could ask this of me,” we may think more highly of him. Better yet, if he had said, “Fuck you!” we could hold him in high esteem. It takes a corrupted–and silent–mind to accept otherwise.

  2. Oh, so your blog is infected by SOM and his comments? Sorry for you mate. My anti-spam blocks him and his comments before he even dares to write one of his flawed replies.
    Yea SOM, very beautiful and poetic indeed. You must be Hitler to say such things about atrocities!

    • god, you mentioned Hitler. According to this gentle person we should have killed Hitler as a baby (infanticide) because we know / knew (time travel + seeing through time) he is / will be evil. A bit to quick to murder a child for me. And then there’s all the other evil children he argued for killing. The result of a loving deity.

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