TerraPrime Posted December 2, 2015 Share Posted December 2, 2015 The slaying of all life - not just mankind - apart from the bare minimum for preserving life (at least as far the authors were concerned) is indeed a big deal, and it's treated as such in the text, though obviously not enough to your own modern moral satisfaction. It's perhaps worth asking why the character of God did it, and why the authors felt compelled to include such a story in the first place. Simply dismissing God as a "mass murderer" seems to stem more from your self-admitted anti-Abrahamic bias then from any critical reading of the text. (Are you even looking to hold a conversation in good faith or are you just looking to self-righteously stand on a soapbox to rant some more against the Abrahamic God?) That said, I do not agree with the morality of the text, but I am intrigued by the scenario it sought to convey: namely a world so irreparably consumed by the pollution of evil, chaos, and violence and the threat of the created world's return to its uncreated, primordial state. So if God is just, does God let this evil and corruption flourish and the descent into decay and ruin continue? Would God then be on trial for that failure too if God did nothing? So what should the solution for this scenario have been? I am not suggesting that this is the best case scenario, but I am certainly curious now as to what you see as the solution for such a cosmologically destructive scenario. *I* think the story is tremendously revealing of God's character. I was only responding to Altherion's oddball interpretation/justification in the context of debating God's morality. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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