God: Better or Worse Than Hitler?

I came across this on my WordPress Dashboard:

Both god and Hitler attempted to create a perfect race by horrifically slaughtering all unworthy people. Hitler is viewed as one of the most evil and sadistic men to ever walk the earth. The god of bible is viewed as a father of “perfect love”. (Source)

Included in the original post is a list of atrocities committed or mandated by God, according to the Bible. Most of the comments defending Christianity are going down the ‘those things didn’t really happen’ route, which strikes me as…odd, to say the least. I’ll keep an eye on the thread in case anyone lays out a reliable method for determining which parts of the Bible are historical fact and which are nebulous allegory.

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2 Responses to “God: Better or Worse Than Hitler?”


  1. 1 Zack March 11, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Keep also in mind that one promises infinite punishment for finite crimes and the other hasn’t the capacity.

  2. 2 augustine March 12, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Well, I suppose Hitler technically had the capacity to infinitely punish people for finite crimes by killing thousands upon thousands of Jews and other non-Christians. But that would be mediated through God, I’m guessing.

    What a nice scenario.


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