Christian Apologists tie themselves in philosophical knots, trying to justify and validate God’s actions.
The best minds will tell you that, when a man has begotten a child, he is morally bound to tenderly care for it, protect it from hurt, shield it from disease, clothe it, feed it, bear with its waywardness, lay no hand upon it save in kindness and for its own good, and never in any case inflict upon it a wanton cruelty.
God’s treatment of His Earthly children, every day and every night, is the exact opposite of all that, yet these ‘best minds’ warmly justify these crimes, condone them, excuse them, and indignantly refuse to regard them as crimes at all, when HE commits them.
God banished Adam and Eve from the Garden, and eventually assassinated them. All for disobeying a command which He had no right to utter. He did not stop there. He has one code of morals for Himself, and quite another for His children. He requires His children to deal justly – and gently – with offenders, forgiving them 77 times, whereas He deals neither justly nor gently with anyone.
He did not forgive the ignorant and thoughtless first pair of juveniles, even their first offense, and say, “You may go free this time, and I will give you another chance.” He continues to punish their children’s children. In mild ways?? No, in atrocious ways!!
The world calls Him The All-Just, The All-Righteous, The All-Good, The All-Merciful, The All-Forgiving, The All-Truthful, The All-Loving, The Source Of All Morality. These sarcasms are uttered daily, all over the world. But not as conscious sarcasms: no, they are meant seriously, and uttered without a smile.
Genesis 3: 17 states, But from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die. And yet, the Bible states at Genesis 5:5 that Adam was 930 years old when he died. “So all the days of Adam’s life amounted to 930 years, and then he died.”
According to Apologetics logic, Adam and Eve should have been completely confounded and confused by this threat of death. Until The Fall – the first sin – there was no death. Nothing had died. They had no experience – nothing to reference it to. A threat of death would be as incomprehensible to them as Big Bang Theory, or Evolution, is to modern Apologists and science-deniers.
It cannot be proved that “A Creator” does not exist, nor some kind of God, but I can prove that the capricious, spiteful, vindictive “God” described and defined above, definitely does not exist. Any Being who would act like this resembles the bizarre Q character from Star Trek, but without the puckish sense of humor, making Q seem benign and kindly. 😯