Joined: Mar. 2009
From that link that FtK gave me: the guy says that
. Uh, how in fuck could a baby "actively demonstrate" integrity?
|"...only those who had actively demonstrated their integrity could be saved"|
The hell? And yet you pretend to care about children when Myers talks about abortion? At least most abortions are done at a developmental point before they can feel pain.
And here is a true kicker:
|Why didn't God translate the children into heaven instead of having them die by the sword? Since the children lived in a world affected by sin, they faced its earthly consequences (Rom 5:12-14). Only a few righteous people were translated into heaven, namely Enoch (Gen 5:24, Heb 11:5) and Elijah (2 Ki 2:11). As noted above, since the children had not shown themselves to be righteous, they were not spared the common fate of death. |
It's worth noting that being killed with a sword (perhaps beheaded) was at the time one of the quickest ways for the children to die (as opposed to suffocation/strangulation, starvation, disease or being torn apart by wild animals - see Ex 23:28-29).
So again, because the kids were too young to prove their innocence, basically, god just said "fuck em" and to hell with any idea of a merciful "translation" into heaven, just kill them and be done with it.
You stupid, stupid little bint. Do you have any idea how many god-fucking times I have heard this shit?!
Here's the reality: Morality evolves over time. Back then, survival was the name of the game...no gods to help people out. When groups of people came into conflict over resources or whatnot, they wiped each other out and they couldn't afford to spare the kids.
With the advent of agriculture, trade, formation of communities, etc those kinds of actions became less and less necessary. So those actions gradually became outlawed. People could afford to be more generous, more merciful.
Problem: The same god that was worshiped back then is still worshiped now, at a time when such actions would be abhorred. So, you people are left trying to justify those barbaric actions while still claiming to hold to our ethical values.