In the Bible, God is supposed to be the good, moral father, and Satan is supposed to be an evil monster, but the Bible kind of views them both as the same – morally speaking anyway.
First off, God made Satan with full foreknowledge of what was going to happen, and then got surprised when it did. God made Satan the personification of hatred, rage and evil, which is really accurate because those are three things that the God of the Bible has a lot of! Don’t believe me? Well what about the time that God destroyed every inhabitant of Sodom and Gomorrah, even the innocent children and animals? or the time that God supposedly flooded the entire planet because somehow everyone on the planet had become corrupted? Or how about Numbers 11-1:3 when God murdered some people for simply complaining? Or how about…
I could go on and on, but I think you get the idea; God isn’t that nice in the Bible. In fact, throughout the Bible God has killed over 2,000,000 people (Sources and further reading listed further below) whereas Satan has only killed about ten. Ten vs two million – not much of a contest. You can argue that God wants to ‘save’ people and that Satan is the evil one in Hell, but if God cared that much about people then he could do a number of things. He could provide better evidence of his existence, because unlike the Bible claims, people aren’t atheists because they hate God and want to sin. No, we don’t believe in God because there is not sufficient evidence for his existence.
Or God could make sure that people are not ‘made’ as atheists and members of other religions. If God wanted to he could snap his fingers and fix everything, but he doesn’t. God could get rid of Satan and Hell and sort everything else, but apparently he’s too busy making sure his son’s face shows up on a random person’s piece of toast to do that. Some argue that it is not yet part of God’s plan to stop Satan, but what could be taking him so long? And an omnibenevolent God wouldn’t have made this mess in the first place.
It’s bad enough that God stood by for the best part of 200,000 years and watched primitive humans die and suffer, all of them (apparently) going to Hell because he couldn’t be bothered to do something about it. And when he finally did decide to intervene, he made a book a few thousand years ago, and that was it – a book. Oh, yea, and he sent some guy to sacrifice himself to himself to save us from himself.
Who is worse; the one who does evil, or the one who allows evil to happen and does nothing to stop it?
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