Let's say you buy a dog, because you bought that dog, do you not have the right to train it as you please? If this dog does not do as you say (for example, if you train it to be quiet at night, and then it barks the whole time), do you not have a right to give it away, or get rid of it? God is the same way. In the bible it says he created us, therefore just as you would have a right to get rid of the dog who disobeys, God has the right to get rid of the disobedient. For example, Sodom and Gomorrah, God did not destroy the righteous, in fact he said if he found only 10 righteous people, he would spare the whole city. (http://www.Biblegateway.Com/passage/?Search=genesis%2016&version=NIV) Please take into account, I have not even gone into the new testament, actually I've only used Genesis.
I do believe that we, as humans, have a moral obligation to trust in the Lord. He saved us from our sins and brought us to life. Without him, there would be no world. And might I ask WHAT acts he's commited to push us away?
God has given us so much and we take it all for granted. We look upon each day and groan because of work/school. But it is another day alive... It is another day that God hath blessed. There are no acts that God has done that causes it to be immoral to worship him. He has shown us grace and compassion when we don't deserve it! The Webster definition of "grace" is "something that God has given us". Who are we to turn away God? How would it be considered immoral to give praise to the creater of life?
These are the kind of ridiculous questions atheists ask that reveal a lack of understanding of the Bible and a misguided view of Christianity. This is just a chance for atheists with no understanding of hermeneutics to once again present the same texts from the Old Testament, and the very few from the New Testament, to make their nonsensical arguments.
That atheists wake up to the same sunshine people of faith wake up to everyday only shows that God is benevolent even to those who hate God.
First the Christian God is real, so the question is it moral to worship Him? Where do morals come from? Are they something that an individual can decide on their own, if so than there would be no moral absolutes would there. For if we believed polar opposites than one of us would be wrong and one right who would decide. So we than the question becomes can we judge God? If God is as I believe, all knowing, all powerful, perfect, good and loving,; the being who created the entire universe in 6 days I would have to defer to Him and trust Him that He knows what is best for us and how to help us. So we cannot judge God we can only trust Him or not, that is your choice.
If God were proven beyond a shadow of a doubt to be real or were to talk among us, we as men wouldn't have the authority to question His acts. If he truly created us all, and has unlimited power we have no means of punishing him, even if we were to judge His actions.
No. If such a God was real it would be wrong and reprehensible for anybody to worship him. Would you worship a human who has murdered, lied, ruined lives, spread diseases and begs to be the most important thing in this universe. I wouldn't. It just isn't sensible nor is it ethical. These Gods should not be worshipped at all!
The Christian god supports the eternal punishment of humans, regardless of their actual moral quality, if they simply happen to worship the wrong god. A god which, by the way, refuses to provide any evidence of its existence since you are supposed to believe by "faith". Even IF we were to disregard the rampant genocide, hatred, violence, sexism, discrimination, and intolerance promoted by the bible this in and of itself would be immoral.
Not a vile detestable brute , a thug of the lowest order who demands constant adoration of his brainwashed flock , there is a name on people like him a bully.The big difference between most decent people and God .., if we saw a child been raped we would intervene , he won't he just sits on his useless ass ...., all powerful yeah right.
The Christian God is actually very cruel in his ways. Having read the Bible myself, I know. In the beginning, he sought to limit mankind in his knowledge, which is, by the way, one of my favorite things, but Adam and Eve ate the fruit, basically giving us our sentience and waking us up. He wanted us to be mindless slaves from the very beginning blindly worshipping him like children. He has turned people to salt just for looking back at a city God was busy destroying. He asked for a young son to sacrificed, and although he stopped the father about to sacrifice his son, the notion that a God would do that is terrible. I want no part of his religion. I am a pagan. Those Gods and Goddesses make sense and usually are not monsters. This one is.
God is perfectly just, and yet he sentences the imperfect humans he created to infinite suffering in hell for finite sins. Clearly, a limited offense does not warrant unlimited punishment. God's sentencing of the imperfect humans to an eternity in hell for a mere mortal lifetime of sin is infinitely more unjust than this punishment. The absurd injustice of this infinite punishment is even greater when we consider that the ultimate source of human imperfection is the God who created them. A perfectly just God who sentences his imperfect creation to infinite punishment for finite sins is impossible.
There is nothing he needs, nothing he desires, and nothing he must or will do. A God who is perfect does nothing except exist. A perfect creator God is impossible.
This God, according to the Bible, is directly responsible for many mass-murders, rapes, pillage, plunder, slavery, child abuse and killing, not to mention the killing of unborn children.
No, it would not be moral to worship and obey a being simply because it is superior than oneself. Only the feeble minded have the submissive attitude towards the superiority complex. Worship, obedience, praise, respect--all should only come to those who truly deserve it. And if the Christian God is real, then it is most certainly not Him.
The answer simply is no... If the god of Abraham were real it would not be moral to associate oneself with such a shallow deity. Think of it this way, he supposedly is omnipotent meaning the words, "can not" mean nothing to him.
Why do we have death, disease, poverty, rapists, murderers & countless other thing that make out world less than perfect? Had I been allotted omnipotence, I would have done a far better job creating a perfect utopian society. Wouldn't anything less than a perfect creation signify a less than perfect creator as well? Where does babies being born with AIDS fit into a perfect gods plan?
The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully. – Richard Dawkins... IM AN ATHEIST TILL I DIE
God gave humans free will. God has done nothing wrong ever. HUMANS have. Why God allows bad things to happen, is because no ETERNAL Damage is ever done. The world we live in is not real. It is within the consciousness of God's mind.Like when we dream, the characters and places are real while we are dreaming, but when we awaken we realize it was only real in our conciousness