This post isn’t much; just a list of examples that illustrate that the Abrahamic God is a sordid murderer. Someone sent me these a loooong time ago, and I cannot recall the source. If you know where these came from, please let me know.
- 1 Kings 20:30 : God makes a wall fall on and kill 27 000 of an army retreating from some Israelites.
- 2 Kings 2:23-24 : 42 children are killed for calling a prophet “baldy”, by two she-bears.
- Judges 20:35 : The Lord smote the armies of Benjamin resulting in the death of 25,100 solders.
- 2 Samuel 6:6-11 : God kills someone for accidentally touching the Ark of the Covenant.
- Genesis 6:17 : “Behold, I, even I am bringing the flood of water upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life, from under heaven; everything that is on the earth shall perish”
- Genesis 19:24-25 : “Then the LORD rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven, and He overthrew those cities, and all the valley, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground.”
- Exodus 12:29-30 : “Now it came about at midnight that the LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of cattle. Pharaoh arose in the night, he and all his servants and all the Egyptians, and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was no home where there was not someone dead.”
- Numbers 14:12 : Because of Israel’s unbelief and refusal to enter into the promised land, God said, “I will smite them with the pestilence.” Numbers 14:36-37 And the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land, who returned and made all the congregation grumble against him by bringing up a bad report about the land–the men who brought up a bad report of the land–died by plague before the LORD.
- 2 Kings 17:25 : God sent lions that attacked and killed men who refused to fear God.
- 2 Kings 19:34-35 : 185,000 Assyrians were killed in one night by an angel of the Lord.
If you know of any more instances of murder, genocide, or crass cruelty, post them in the comments and I’ll add them to the list.