And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him. Then Judah said to Onan, “Go in to your brother’s wife, and perform your duty as a brother-in-law to her, and raise up offspring for your brother.” Onan knew that the offspring would not be his; so when he went in to his brother’s wife, he wasted his seed on the ground in order not to give offspring to his brother. But what he did was displeasing in the sight of the LORD; so He took his life also.As this chap comments, "Not only do you have to carry the body out, but you have to mop the floor too."
UPDATE 1: By the way, if you're wondering just how many people the Bible describes as slain by the loving God (often for reasons as risible as that above), Steve at 'Dwindling in Unbelief' has the figure for you: 2,270,365+. The number for Satan? Just ten.
And God is supposed to be the good guy?
UPDATE 2: But which is more violent, the Bible or the Quran? Glad you asked. Turns out they're both dripping in blood. "The Bible has more cruel or violent passages than the Quran. But the Bible is a much bigger book. How do they compare when size is taken into account? [Find out here.]" Fact is, as Steve at 'Dwindling in Unbelief' concludes,
A good argument could be made that either book is the most violent and cruel book ever written. The award would go to one or the other, for neither has any close competitors. It is frightening to think that more than half of the world's population believes in one or the other.Isn't it just. And not just believe, but use them as the basis for a system of ethics, yet! Sheesh.
LINKS: Ten verses never preached on - Church Hopping
Genesis 38 - Skeptics Annotated Bible
Satan vs God: Past & future killings - Dwindling in Unbelief
Which is more violent, the Bible or the Quran? - Dwindling in Unbelief
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