When god made us he gave us the gift of free will. If he did not want us to use his gift, why did he bother giving it to us? Who gives a gift then tells you not to use it? If he really wanted us to use our free will he wouldn’t punish us for using it, even if we do something he doesn’t want us to do. Forcing us to decide to worship him is childish and self center. It as if god can’t get enough of himself, so he made us so we could tell him how great he is every day. Worse than that, he made it some game were we have to chose to worship him, and god forbid if you make the wrong move.
“The God of both Jews and Christians is a busy, interfering deity. He created this world less than ten thousand years ago. It is all done for the sole benefit of an elect few quite arbitrarily chosen, while everyone else will be consumed by fire in an equally arbitrary destruction of the world. The Christian belief in the Incarnation presupposes that after an immense period of inactivity God suddenly wakes up to send his Spirit down to a single individual in one small corner of the earth, a scandalous particularity which is fatal to any claim for universality. The very notion of an elect people of God is worse than irrational: it also leads Jews and Christians to imagine that their myths are superior to everyone else’s and that their religion is true and all others false. The Jews’ belief that they are God’s elect is a mere reflection of inflated national pride. The idea that God suddenly decides to make a world and then no less suddenly destroys it is childish and blasphemous. Moreover, thought out the process of history in the Biblical God is irrationally intervening. He has to check the evil in the world he has made (evidently very incompetently) by drastic interventions like the episode of the tower of Babel or the Flood or the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. The Biblical God is apparently impelled to this strangely capricious behavior by the feeling that he is neglected by his creatures; he wants a reluctant humanity to recognize his dignity, ‘a very mortal ambition.’” –Celsus
The battle between good and evil is a very human battle. It’s played out on a cosmic battle field, god vs. satan, darkness vs. light. (We will ignore the fact that god created everything, therefore he is actually battling himself). You’d think however, because it’s god, the omega, the all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-loving being, that he would be above the pettiness that is humanity. God would be just, and kind, and forgiving. But, he is more like an American general, who while fighting for freedom, destroys his enemies. He will kill little enemy children, because he believe the end justifies the means.
God will let people die and be tortured for eternity, just because they were on the wrong side.
For either side, good or evil, one must make compromises with morals. You have to accept the fact that god is cruel and merciless to this enemies. You have to accept that god is very human.
How can god justify sending millions and millions of people to hell just because they don’t believe in him the right way? Actually, how can humans allow it? If god is all-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving, that means he knows everything, past-present-future, he knew what would happen. He knew of the millions who would never even hear of him. Why couldn’t he make himself known to everyone? Why did he wait 6,000 years before sending his so called ‘son’ to earth? Why didn’t he let the Native American’s know about him? Why did he ignore the Chinese? The Celts? Why did he even create us when he knew what a mess we would turn out to be? He should have foreseen that. Sending millions of people to hell because of your laziness is kind of a jackass thing to do.
The best thing humans ever did was eat that forbidden fruit.
For God knows that when you eat of [the forbidden fruit], your eyes will be open and you will be like God, knowing good and evil. – Genesis 3:5