"In total God kills 371,186 people directly and orders another 1,862,265 people murdered in the christian bible. The God of the Bible also allows slavery, including selling your own daughter as a sex slave (Exodus 21:1-11), child abuse (Judges 11:29-40 and Isaiah 13:16), and bashing babies against rocks (Hosea 13:16 & Psalms 137:9)." Now who would want to love and pray to a god like that?
“You can’t just say, “There’s a God, because the world is beautiful.” You have to account for bone cancer in children. You have to account for the fact that almost all animals, in the wild, live under stress with not enough to eat, and will die violent and bloody deaths. There is not any way that you can just choose the nice bits and say, “That means there is a God,” and ignore the true fact of what nature is. The wonder of nature must be taken in its totality.”—Stephen Fry, Apoplectic Skeptic (via ohmysagan)