Can atheists call God a murderer?

Can you spot the difference?:

a) Gerald has houses which he borrows to Joe Jones, Sally Smith and Martin McDonald. He moves them from those houses to other houses, also provided by him.
b) Joe Jones, Sally Smith and Martin McDonald had legally bought houses. Gerald moves them from those houses, with no thought over where they will go from there.

Now, the second one:

a) God gives life to Joe Jones, Sally Smith and Martin McDonald. He moves them out of this life to another reality, also provided by him.
b) Joe Jones, Sally Smith and Martin McDonald started their life with no God having a hand in it. God moves them out of this life, with no thought over where they will go from there.

Aggressive atheists like to claim that God is a murderer, for those times in the Old Testament when he killed.
But God cannot be a murderer if scenario (a) is true. In order to come to the atheistic conclusion that God is murderous, you need to start with the atheistic assumptions that life did not come from God, and he has no control over any future life.
As such, atheists cannot use a murderous God as a premise, before proving that a human’s life is not from God and God is not in control of the future life.

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4 Responses to Can atheists call God a murderer?

  1. jump says:

    “moving” someone out of their life is still murder even if you put them there. A parent creates their children bu they don’t have the right to “move” them out of their life.

    • jump says:

      If I give you $1000 then, while you are not looking, I take it back. I just stole $1000 from you. Doesn’t matter that I gave it to you. It would still be stealing.

      • Retha says:

        Wrong analogy. If you give me $1000, I do not put it in a wallet I own and where you will invade my privacy to take it, and you replace it with another set of notes also worth $1000, it will not be stealing. The point of the analogy is that when God takes from this life, God sends into another.

        Any picture that does not replace when it is taken is not an analogy for what God does. God borrows this life on the knowledge that sooner or later it will be exchanged for another.

    • Retha says:

      You are telling only half the story, and thus not speaking to the article I wrote: The argument is a reason with 2 halves, of which both need to be present: God needs to (a) put in this life and (b) control the next life in which He also puts us.

      You could say that superficially, in a different way from God, parents put children here. But parents do not have any control over the next: A parent who kill pushes out of this life, God takes life over to another place.

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