Have you ever taken the time to read the Bible’s story of Noah’s flood? And have you ever pondered what this story’s position in the Bible might actually mean? While there are many people who consider the Bible, and therefore Noah’s story, to be literally true, most educated and intelligent people understand that
the story of Noah’s flood is a myth. They understand that Mt. Everest was never covered in flood water, they understand that the ark could not hold the millions of species that are now found on earth, and they understand that there is no DNA evidence to show that all animals on earth came from single breeding pairs just a few thousand years ago.
But there is one part of the story of Noah’s Ark that deserves special recognition. It shows us something about God that is quite unsettling to any intelligent person who takes the time to consider his actions. That special section is this:
God senselessly murdered millions of humans and billions of animals in the flood
How do we know it was senseless? Because “God” is supposed to be “all-knowing” and “all-powerful.” If God were to exist, God would know what was coming when he created Adam and Eve. Therefore, God knew he would be murdering millions of people.
This realization leads to an obvious question: Why didn’t God simply speed up Jesus’ arrival to avoid the atrocity that is the flood? Or why didn’t God program Adam and Eve when he created them to completely circumvent the need for such a horrendous atrocity?
You may have never considered this question, but it is exquisitely important. Because the flood is an atrocity of the highest order. It is mass murder on a global scale.
The idea that Christians would accept a mass-murderer as their object of worship shows us something about Christians, does it not? Think about it – By (supposedly) murdering nearly every human on the planet, the Christian God is far more heinous than Hitler. No “loving” and “perfect” being can also be a mass-murderer bent of global genocide. Yet Christians willfully worship him.