1. Exodus 35:2 kill people who work on Sunday
2. Deuteronomy 21:18-21 you should stone rebellious sons
3. Leviticus 20:13 homosexuals are to be put to death
4. Deuteronomy 22:13-21 God demands that we kill girls that get married as non virgins
5.Exodus 21:20-21 God says it's okay to own and beat slaves
6. 1 Peter 2:18 slaves need to obey their masters even if they are harsh
7. Matthew 5:29 "So if your eye even your good eye cause you to lust gouge it out and throw it away
8. Matthew 5:34 and if your hand even your stronger hand causes you to sin cut it off and throw it away.
9. 1 Timothy 2:11-12 let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I (Jesus) do not permit women to teach or to exercise authority over men rather she is to remain silent.
10. 1 Corinthians 14:34 the women should keep silent in churches for the are not permitted to speak if the is anything they desire to learn let them ask their husbands at home.For it is shameful for a woman to speak.
And the list goes on and on
"He talks of Homosexuals, however when you look at the context it isn't talking about the modern day Homosexual but instead of a type of person back then that castrated themselves and dressed like women, along with doing other cruel practices. "
"If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them." (NKJ, Leviticus 20:13)
Gays today lie with other men as they would with a woman, what you say is completely wrong. Most everything else you said was wrong, but I'm too lazy to go through it all
If the question asked "Is there cruelty in the bible" is as straight forward as it sounds then the answer is yes. You don't even have to get out of the first few chapters of Genesis to see the cruelty of cain killing his own brother abel. You could add in the the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, as thankful as i am for His sacrificial atonement for my sins, what the Romans(and Jews) did to Him was cruel.
Know i know the one who posted just wanted to put up verses about the Law up there, and i get it those who do this generally have never actually studied the law or the cultural history of Israel to even understand what is going on. If Israel was a Theocracy ,a nation governed by God, would you not expect standard to be high? I know atlas here in america our judicial system can be a joke, and we wonder why our jails are full and no one fears any kind of judgment. I also found it odd that the one who posted the "argument' used New Testament versus but clearly did understand what the author was getting across or the context of the verses.
Simple answer is yes. You cannot have the sinful human race and not expect for history to record its cruelty.
I know for a fact that 99% of the people talking about religion on here have no form of higher education, nor do they have any formal religious education administered by a reputable source. Watching Bill Maher doesn't mean you know anything. When the anti-Christians on here can honestly say that they have formal degrees and in depth religious education, we can talk. Until then, arguing with the feeble minded is useless.
Well its just stupid for people to say god isn't real cause there are ALOT of book on him (god) plus the other million bibles around the world and churchs so the people that don't beleaven god can just see black forever and not be in hell or heavan god says that all be good shall live in heavan with me so the people that are SAYING THAT THEY DONT BLEAVE HIM....Well jesus died for us on the cross so....Who doesn't have faith can f***k off....Thanks for reading yall
I guess the reason the question is one side is because it's based on information taken out of context to prove a point.
The first thing to point out is that God doesn't owe any man anything. God also points out that man will suffer in this world. It was mentioned several times.
Now consider that during ancients times, the world simply was like that. These kind of things didn't just happen in the land of the Bible, it happened all over the world.
Since the Bible is part narrative, you will find descriptions of these things taking place. This is how people lived back then.
Another factor is that was a time when God walked alongside a community of people. He decide to use them as a prophetic nation, for the rest of the world would see God's hand on them.
Shortly after the fall, God spoke to humans about mastering sin. Then, he forced his law down the throats of human beings by being strict. At the same time, he worked with the customs of the time and the people.
Besides, if you're worried about cruelty, how come you Atheist don't pay attention to the rise of occultism going on all around the world. Police forces are now having to include the tell tail signs of occult activity in their investigations.
Celebrities are flaunting their Satanic worship, but atheist don't see these things as real. So they just pick on God, I guess.