Two Moral Atrocities God supposedly committed

by Billy Dyer

How can God be “good” when He is responsible for moral atrocities? This is a major question that many skeptics will present to the Christian. David McAfee presents at least 16 supposed atrocities that God committed that makes him unworthy of worship. But are these really atrocities? That is what we will be going over in today’s post.

God creates people with disabilities. McAfee says on page 84 of his book Disproving Christianity, “The idea that God creates painful, difficult, and unjustified disabilities in some humans and not others seems arbitrary and contrary to the modern teachings of a loving Creator.” He cites Exodus 4:10-11 where Moses tells God he can’t be God’s spokesperson since he stutters. There are three points of contention against McAfee’s argument

  1. It doesn’t matter what the “modern” teachings of a loving Creator are. What matters is how does the Bible portray a loving Creator. We are, after all, talking about the God of the Bible and supposed moral atrocities. We are not speaking about the made up deity of modern culture. 
  2. He admits that it only “seems arbitrary”. That’s right David; you don’t know for certain if it is arbitrary or if it has a greater purpose. The reason you don’t know is because you don’t have the perspective of an all-knowing God. Listen to the words of Jesus in John 9:1-3, “As He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he would be born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him.” The Bible tells us we don’t know why certain things happen. What the Bible does tell us is that these supposed “bad things” can be used to glorify God. (Romans 8:28).
  3. I always wonder what is the objective standard David uses to judge God. Since David is an atheist he has no objective moral standard. He only has his subjective opinion. Therefore, we could always reply, “Thanks for your thoughts David but they hold no more weight than anyone else’s since they are just your opinion.” 

God sent a bear to maul kids. In this critique David is citing the story of Elisha and the mocking children found in 2nd Kings 2…


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