Posted: Nov 24, 2018 3:19 am
by Hermit
Blackadder wrote:
Hermit wrote:
Blackadder wrote:God let my brother die at the age of 12 leaving our (god fearing) parents heartbroken.

God’s a complete cunt, basically.

No, he's not. Your brother's death was caused by a just God for any number of easily justifiable reasons. For instance, he may have begun to develop stirrings of gayness, a disease that is completely curable, but your brother wilfully resisted the cure. Hence the punishment. As for your god fearing, heartbroken parents, they may have used unseemly words in the past - or worse, blasphemed - without seeking God's redemption for those sins. Hence the punishment. See? God is just, and he never makes a mistake.

Ah, I see now. It was all our fault. Thanks for clearing that up. Sorry about that, God. Please carry on with your rainbow manufacturing.

Yes. I am ever so glad you've finally understood the interlocked concepts of free will and original sin. As for the rainbow, its creation is explained in the Bible. God created it as a reminder to himself, for in his infinite wisdom he recognised that he needed reminders, to not ever flood the entire earth again.

Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him: “I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you and with every living creature that was with you—the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you—every living creature on earth. I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.”

And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”
(Genesis 9:9-16)