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God Behaving Badly? – The Midianite Virgins

I was talking with a skeptic about the solution of the classic Euthyphro dilemma – God’s commands are good because God is good – and the skeptic asked, “If God commands rape, would that make rape good?” I replied that rape is an objectively evil act and therefore a good God would never command it. … Continue reading God Behaving Badly? – The Midianite Virgins

God looking angry

God Behaving Badly? – Destruction of the Canaanites

This is the second article in my series God Behaving Badly? where I address passages of the Bible where God seems to do some immoral things. In the introductory article, I discussed what it means for an action to be immoral, that it goes against some moral code. However, I argued that God is the … Continue reading God Behaving Badly? – Destruction of the Canaanites

God looking angry

God Behaving Badly? – Introduction

“The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.” – Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion Christians maintain that God is all-good, … Continue reading God Behaving Badly? – Introduction