That actually makes sense of the Bible.
Denies humanity eternal life inevitably causing the first of humanity to die.
Holds descendants responsible for ancestors mistakes, although being ignorant and innocent of crimes themselves.
God destroys all life on Earth in a great flood for the crime of not worshiping him.
Unjustified murder of all firstborn sons in Egypt
"Hardening the Pharaoh's heart" so that he wouldn't let the Israelites go, so he could have an excuse to visit horrible plagues upon them, like boils, killing cattle and murdering all firstborn sons.
God orders the Levites to kill their "every man and his neighnor" for worshipping another god. This cost 3000 lives.
God sends a plague to the Israelites, apparently feeling that mass-butchery wasn't enough of a punishment.
God kills Onan for refusing to impregnate his late brother's (whom
God also slew) wife and instead "spilling his seed on the ground."
God kills the entire populations of Soddom and Gammorah (again, including women, children and infants) for practicing certain sexual techniques.
God gives all Philistines hemorrhoids in their pubic areas.
God kills over 50,000 people for looking at an ark.
God kills 70,000 people because King David decided to have a census.
God approves of slavery, and instructs owners to beat their slaves.
God makes sure that if you are guilty of even the smallest transgression, you shall suffer endlessly for all eternity.
Satan, like Prometheus, gave knowledge to humanity by giving Eve the fruit from the forbidden tree. (Assuming the serpent to be Satan)
Adam and Eve couldn't have known that eating the fruit was evil, so it seems a little harsh to punish them as severely as God did.
Satan gave humans true capacity for moral judgment, unlike God, who simply expected everyone to mindlessly obey his orders.
There is no biblical record of Satan engaging in the murder of torture of any human being, unlike God, who is guilty (and proudly guilty) of committing genocide, with the exception of Job's family whom Satan asks God to kill.
There is no biblical record of Satan ever ordering someone to kill someone else, unlike God, who has repeatedly demanded the deaths of those who commit even the smallest of offenses.
Satan will not be holding a massively dramatic ceremony full of blood and death for the return of his son to Earth.
He was after all the one that encouraged Adam and Eve to seek knowledge by eating the fruit. He was only cast into Hell because of his rebellion against authority, which we all know is a good thing if the authority figure is a dictator. And how many people did Satan kill in the Bible? Not many. God was the one that killed the entire world in a flood, validated slavery and forced marriage, ordered the execution of homosexuals and witches, and tricked those most faithful to him into doing horrible things, just to test their faith. It is God that, today, lulls everyone into mindless worship and takes money from his followers pockets in church. And at the end of the day, it is God that casts judgement upon the dead, meaning Hell is God's punishment, not Satan's. Maybe Jesus was the son of Satan, not God. Maybe Jesus tried to fight against God and preach love and equality, but could only get so far. Maybe Jesus spoke of his father Satan, but his words were altered by those writing the book. Christians are way too trusting of their supposedly benevolent deity, especially knowing all of the atrocities he has committed.
1. An entity more powerful than humans would not need to be all-powerful or all-knowing to successfully deceive us.
2. It is therefore possible that a true creator was overpowered by it's creation, or left us in the "care" of another entity, and that this entity is malevolent.
3. This entity may be evil, at least according to human perspective, and deceives us, making us believe it is the original, or "true" god.
4. It is therefore technically possible that most Christians are worshiping Satan, or an evil entity,
and would be unable to ever prove that this was not the case.
5. Using the bible to prove this logic wrong would not be logically sound because the book is potentially written by an evil entity.
6. Miracles could also be clever deceit, a carrot-and-stick approach to control humans by winning hearts and minds.
All of this leads me to believe that there is technically no way any human can ever KNOW that the god of the bible is really who it claims to be, and therefore god's existence, at least as a benevolent entity, is not something which can be known with certainty.
Knowing this, is it still technically a good idea to throw ones "faith" behind Judeo-Christian religions, if not any religion?