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u/geophagus · 94 pointsr/atheism

Dan Barker has written a book that deals with your topic.

God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction

u/distantocean · 34 pointsr/DebateAnAtheist

Here are two of my favorite Bible quotes:

> And I will make them eat the flesh of their sons and their daughters, and everyone shall eat the flesh of his neighbor in the siege and in the distress, with which their enemies and those who seek their life afflict them. (Jeremiah 19:9)


> Now go and strike Amalek and utterly destroy all that he has, and do not spare him; but put to death both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey. (1 Samuel 15:3)

(Here's an entire book of similar atrocities compiled by Dan Barker of FFRF, and here's Barker's summary of the ten worst Old Testament verses.)

I can't imagine why anyone would worship such a monster.

Beyond that, no god that mandated worship--as the god of the Bible does repeatedly--could ever be worthy of it. A relationship of worshiper/worshipee is an inherently unhealthy one (on both sides). What kind of petty, insecure, arrogant god would require the beings it created to worship it?

I'd go even farther and say that any "god" that even accepted worship would*n't be worthy of it. A worthwhile god might seek and accept understanding (to the limits of our abilities), mutual respect, affection (if we're getting anthropomorphic), and so on. But worship? Never.

u/kohalu · 4 pointsr/exchristian

Link to the book for the lazy.

u/awkward_armadillo · 3 pointsr/exchristian

There are a ton. To name just a few:

  • The flood killed every baby alive
  • The firstborn of Egypt (Exodus 12:29)
  • Orders the ripping of babies from the wombs of Samarian women (Hosea 13:16)
  • Commands the killing of nursing babies (1 Samuel 15:3)

    Dan Barker wrote a book titled God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction that lists entire chapters of god either doing or commanding ludicrous things. Not really a good book for reading, but a great book for reference.
u/LuciferSPN · 2 pointsr/Supernatural

> showing him so frequently before bringing him back fully in season 11 may have hampered the impact of his return.

Not if it was with flashbacks that are pertinent to that season's plot.

>It's implied humans at that time were evil, so they had to start from scratch.

Weird that's exactly the defence bible god used and it amounts to I don't like you SMITE!!!

>God in this show is a neglectful asshole.

Yes but is he outright malicious? Is he Bible god?

>...I'm just going to... not... answer that.

I'm not psychotic I just mean if they keep having us assume things happened the way they did in the bible, Weeelllll......

u/Doraemonlam · 1 pointr/exchristian

never heard of something like this being compiled before. but, may be u can give this a try:

This book summarizes horrible stories in OT with some level of indexing. it might help.

u/ProjectDirectory · 1 pointr/atheism
u/SPNLucifer · 1 pointr/Supernatural

Because god has absolute knowledge and power and does nothing to help any situation except aggravate it for drama purposes. Sam and Dean don't have power or foreknowledge and are just trying to clean up the world god left behind and they don't know what apocalypse will be caused by their actions. God does and he's literally been toying with them since day 1.

He helped in season5 just to serve the story and again 1 order from god and the archangels would have stopped fighting and Sam and Adam wouldn't have wound up in the cage.

God can help and not totally abandon his creation without interfering free will and by your logic he interfreared with Lucifer and Amara's free will by caging them and he's inconsistent that way.

>They say he can see future outcomes but he did not see Sam shooting him. The same he did not see Sam and Dean releasing Amara.

He saw both of those and did nothing about them because its all a game to him and for the shooting him, he's got some plan with that as well. I'm thinking he knew they would fight him on Jack and he knew this would be the final season so he wanted them to fight him and made himself the final villain on purpose. That's a good story but it still makes him an asshole for toying and manipulating everyone since the beginning.

God helping doesn't violate free will I mean he could even have just helped the individual fights more by leaving more hands of god lying around. Sam and Dean need help to beat anything Angel or higher.

Well yes, if a human had the cure to everything they would also be evil for not using it. I don't hate god but in the FICTIONAL world where he exists but does nothing he is evil. I mean in Supernatural he exists and is responsible for everything including angels and demons and is manipulating everything. So yes I hate the fictional character as a fan of the TV show. I do not blame some being for all the bad in real life or thank anyone other then myself and the rest of humanity responsible for the good. That's religious people that do for god and the devil respectively. Neither one exists but if they did then god would be the worst monster and supernatural is portraying him accurately to how he was in the bible. Where you and I differ is that I understand that this makes him the villain and am not making excuses for him. The character of god is the worst character in all of fiction (

In our world we are alone and have to fix everything ourselves, but it also means that we weren't evil's or tainted since Eden and that ridiculousness. Unlike supernatural we don't have monsters demons or angels trying to kill us And there's also no worry of fire and brimstone for being anything less then perfect. Nothing created and abandoned us and the good and bad are just nature and that's certainty preferable to the fictional god's master plan. With the Supernatural world in play though god is responsible for everything and has a responsibility to fix it because he's the one who broke it in the first place.

u/andrecunha · 1 pointr/atheism

I would start with the classic Some mistakes of Moses, by Robert Ingersoll.

There is a short book called Why There Is No God: Simple Responses to 20 Common Arguments for the Existence of God, by Armin Navabi, that is also a nice read.

One that I recently finished reading and enjoyed very much is The Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism, by Aron Ra. The book is not exactly about atheism; it's Aron's rebuttal to many creationist arguments, but Aron is a widely known atheist activist, and the book is very enjoyable.

I usually listen to The Thinking Atheist podcast, from Seth Andrews (a podcast I highly recommend, by the way). There are some book he suggested in his podcast that I haven't read yet, but which I included in my to-read list:

u/jmsr7 · 1 pointr/exjw

Dawkins said he was trying to be humorous when he said that (aburdist, exaggerating for effect or something like that a la Jonathan Swift's "A Modest proposal") but people thought he was being serious since this is a pretty straighforward and accurate description. In fact, there's so much to talk about they wrote a book.


u/jaytehman · 1 pointr/atheism

God: The Most Unpleasant Character in all Fiction.

I was literally dry heaving while reading it.