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Nimbus328
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wolfman4711
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The Christian God Is Immoral

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Nimbus328
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/21/2013 Category: Religion
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Nimbus328

Pro

Genocide is immoral.
The Christian God is the same God as the Old Testament YHWH
YHWH commanded genocide.
wolfman4711

Con

I accept, though when you state something I'd like to see the verse listed.
Debate Round No. 1
Nimbus328

Pro

Numbers 31:7-19

7 They fought against Midian, as the Lord commanded Moses, and killed every man. 8 Among their victims were Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur and Reba—the five kings of Midian. They also killed Balaam son of Beor with the sword. 9 The Israelites captured the Midianite women and children and took all the Midianite herds, flocks and goods as plunder. 10 They burned all the towns where the Midianites had settled, as well as all their camps. 11 They took all the plunder and spoils, including the people and animals, 12 and brought the captives, spoils and plunder to Moses and Eleazar the priest and the Israelite assembly at their camp on the plains of Moab, by the Jordan across from Jericho.

13 Moses, Eleazar the priest and all the leaders of the community went to meet them outside the camp. 14 Moses was angry with the officers of the army—the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds—who returned from the battle.

15 “Have you allowed all the women to live?” he asked them. 16 “They were the ones who followed Balaam’s advice and enticed the Israelites to be unfaithful to the Lord in the Peor incident, so that a plague struck the Lord’s people. 17 Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, 18 but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.

19 “Anyone who has killed someone or touched someone who was killed must stay outside the camp seven days. On the third and seventh days you must purify yourselves and your captives.

Deuteronomy 2:33-35
33 the Lord our God delivered him over to us and we struck him down, together with his sons and his whole army. 34 At that time we took all his towns and completely destroyed[a] them—men, women and children. We left no survivors. 35 But the livestock and the plunder from the towns we had captured we carried off for ourselves.

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The Old Testament contains passages in which God commands the Israelites to exterminate seven Canaanite nations, and describes several wars of extermination that annihilated entire cities or groups of peoples.

The God of the Old Testament was a bloodthirsty warmonger.

Killing men in battle is one level of ethics. Killing women and children in their homes, blood running in the street, this is unconscionable.
wolfman4711

Con

I am sorry for this but I have many other debates going on. Your argument was well thought out but I honestly thought this was gonna be a dig rent type of debate. I forfeit please forgive me, by taking the win for this debate. Vote Pro
Debate Round No. 2
Nimbus328

Pro

Thank you for responding. Vote Pro.
wolfman4711

Con

Vote for nimbus
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Nimbus328 3 years ago
Nimbus328
I am open to debate that topic.
Posted by wolfman4711 3 years ago
wolfman4711
True.
Posted by justin.graves 3 years ago
justin.graves
Funny how Nimbus states that God is immoral when without God, there is no objective morality...
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