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dawdler asked: I saw a bumper sticker today that said "God is Pro-Life" and it took me about half a second to realize what a ridiculous statement that is. This is a deity that supposedly wiped out nearly everyone on Earth just because we weren't behaving nicely (one would have to assume that there were even some unborn children in the mix). There's not even a mention of abortion in the Bible. What are your thoughts about random causes people stick their religion to for no apparent reason?
Not to mention the slaughter of the first born in Egypt. “Moses said, “Thus says the Lord: About midnight I will go out through Egypt. 5 Every firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne to the firstborn of the female slave who is behind the handmill, and all the firstborn of the livestock. 6 Then there will be a loud cry throughout the whole land of Egypt, such as has never been or will ever be again.” It seems that god is actually very anti-life when it supposedly serves his purpose.
People want god to be pro-life if they are pro-life because it gives them an excuse to not seem like a complete and total asshole. They can say to themselves “Well I’m right because god wants it this way.” regardless of any actual facts. People think it gives them a way to side step the need for any other explanation because it was information handed down by some higher authority. It’s no surprise that the people who make god in to their image have god hating who they hate and supporting what they support. Just another side effect of the Christian delusion.