People are told that god is all good, moral and perfect. However, comparing the morality of the average person to that of the Abrahamic god raises some serious doubts about those claims.
Anyone can just say they are moral. When gauging morality, actions certainly speak much louder than words. Therefore, when looking at the morality of god, people should compare what they would do to what their god does, or is said to do.
God’s noninterference when watching suffering
As the Abrahamic god is supposed to be all-knowing and all-powerful, he would have to see everything that ever happens. Not only that, being omnipresent, this would be at a level that no human could imagine. This raises some disturbing points.
Any omniscience and omnipresent being would not only see the suffering in the minutest detail, but he would also know all the horror and pain being felt (see god and empathy). The most horrific suffering, from people wasting away from disease to child rape and slow death by torture has occurred more times in human history than can be imagined. How could a just and merciful god sit and watch these things again and again?
Now, ask yourself these questions:
- It is right and moral to watch the most horrific suffering and do nothing, especially when you could easily stop it?
- Would you watch things like child rape, death by torture, repeatedly, and do nothing?
Normal moral people would answer “no” to the above, and society condemns people who do nothing to stop suffering when it is in their power to do so. Why do people still call their god loving and just when he does exactly the same thing on an unimaginably large scale? Why does what society condemns as a horrible crime suddenly become the exact opposite when a god does it?
Besides, if god created all, wouldn’t he have an even greater responsibility for what happens? Is it rational to only give credit to a creator for the good but none of the blame for the bad (see giving god credit)?
A hell of a question
Then there is the idea of hell. There is the question of the logic and morality of any god that would have his own creations tortured for all eternity over their beliefs as covered in is life a test. However, ask yourself these questions:
- Would you create a hell to have people sadistically tortured for any reason, let alone over their beliefs?
- Even if you think creating a hell to have people tortured is ok, would you limit the torture? Even torture of a few trillion millenniums would seem very merciful in comparison to all eternity! Would trillions of centuries of torture be more than enough punishment for any crime, let alone a thought crime of following the wrong belief?
If you would not create a hell or even limit the time people are brought back from the dead to be tortured there, you are acting on a morality that shows every indication of being higher than that of the Abrahamic god.
It is hard to imagine even the most psychotic and evil people in history sitting by and watching their own children being raped and murdered or all the other horrible atrocities that happen so often, and doing nothing even though they could easily stop them. It is virtually certain no human being who has ever lived would want to continue the torture of anyone after trillions of centuries, particularly over belief. However, so many people say a just and merciful god does exactly that!
Therefore, basic human morality is far superior to that of the god so many worship and call on for guidance. Let’s hope your answers above proved you have a much higher level of morality than the Abrahamic god!