Even when it is actually showing a clear contradiction of this gods own commandment. You really are scrapping the barrel and clutching at straws here. For one to order "do not kill" and then in the very next breath kills willfully, is nothing short of insane double standards and the very height of hypocrisy.
These act of willful murder for absolute non reason or trivial reasons only proves your god loves no one - not even his most faithful and trusted "servants". humans to this maniac are simply ten a penny, small and insignificant , no matter how loyal. And your apologetic opinion of it being "absurd" is absurdity at its best. It is as absurd as the murder of ALL of Jobs children for the fun of it.
If we ran along with your assessment of the God of the Bible being evil, then you're misrepresenting your view of a god or creator by singling out the God of the Bible (as you use terms like "your god"). Since everyone ultimately dies, any creator, including the deistic creator would be guilty of your claim. So your real problem cannot be with the God of the Bible only. It would have to include not only every concept of god in a religious format, but a deistic (impersonal) god/creator, who created us, and left us alone to fend for ourselves and ultimately die. Even the Richard Dawkins/panspermia alien creators would be guilty for bringing us into an existence leading to ultimate death. It doesn't matter whether someone dies in old age (whatever that is), in their prime, or in infancy.
So in your worldview as an atheist, you would have to conclude that if we weren't brought into the world by complete natural means, our existence
is based on a completely unjust proposition.
Here was a promise given to a jailer in the book of Acts.
Acts 16:31 New International Version (NIV)
31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”
This was not a promise that his household would not face physical death. Not even a promise that they would all live to be old (whatever that is). They all would die a physical death at some point.
The same promise was given to a Roman centurion in Acts 11.
He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.’
Again, no promise of life longevity.
The type of death you've been referring to was physical. Life continues on afterwards.
But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.
This was meant to comfort those who've lost loved ones to physical death. It would be unlikely that God would take His children into His Kingdom if He didn't love us.
In reference to the underlined word infancy, do you support abortion?
You haven't addressed the point of why a god would even need to prove anything to anyone never mind to a lowly creature that he had already condemned to crawl around on its belly ` for the rest of its days` or why it was "walking to and fro on the earth and up and down".
"From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it".Job 1;7 "WALKING"!? It was supposed to have been condemned to "crawl on its belly and eat dust for ever" since almost the beginning of time.. Genesis 3:14
Well in reference to the snake, I don't think a literal snake spoke to Eve. I know some believe Satan possessed a reptile. I don't see any reason to assume that at all. The deceiver was Satan, not a snake. The author referred to him as a snake, possibly because he had no other name for him. Or, he didn't want to describe Satan in any flattering way. Jesus referred to certain religious folk as vipers. It's not unusual for people to refer to other people as snakes today. The author was either Moses, or someone(s) living about the same time as Moses. They were relating a snakes' cunningness to Satan. Moses was obviously very familiar with snakes. The curse was on Satan, and the description of the curse being a metaphor of the dismal lifestyle a snake seems to possess. They were forced to be held captive and be subject of magic tricks. Probably run over by carts and
chariots, sometimes on purpose. So it's not a description on how Satan would have to maneuver.
There was nothing tempting about the serpent (Satan) who was probably not physically visible just as God wasn't. The temptation was the fruit. To
use a crude example, a John is not tempted by the pimp. The John is tempted by the prostitute. The pimp may be their as an instrument to lure the John. But there's nothing appealing about the pimp.
That is correct, WE do! And and even those deemed to be judges of the law and those who make those laws deem murder to be a crime and unlawful to murder will be held to account if they themselves have committed murder. As many cases in history have proven .
Some of your references were direct judgments via a violation. But as I stated, physical death simply involves departure from the physical body. After departure from the physical body, we see eternal life.
2 Corinthians 5:8 King James Version (KJV)
8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.