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There’s nothing, no matter how heinous, which can’t be excused by the ardent believer. Just cling on to the idea that God is unfathomable, and presto, genocide and killing of innocents become moral and justified, though you can’t explain how. ~trj
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Answer by witchqueen at 5:25 PM on Feb. 15, 2013
Additionally, using the "god as parent" metaphor forgets some important components. Where is God? Where is his guidance? Does he just drop his creations on the planet, and expect us to follow an instruction manual that was written by fallible humans a couple of millenia ago? We, as parents, don't just write down some instructions for our children, and expect them to abide by them, then punish them with the equivalent of hellfire if they don't trust or understand those instructions. If he exists, and is a "parent", he's a really bad one.
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