God was a hypocrite?!

I reject dogmatic religion because it often causes people to tell lies and be hypocritical to justify their irrational and unfounded beliefs. In a blog entry written more than a decade ago, I found a clear example of a conflict between the laws of Judaism and one of the fundamental teachings of the Christian faith, which is descended from Judaism:

The ultimate conflict between Judaism and Christianity

That was bad. Now I find, however, that there is a fundamental conflict even within the Jewish Scriptures.
Here’s a reminder of that Jewish law from Moses:
The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin. – Deuteronomy 24:16

But then God told a completely different thing to King David:
2 Samuel 12:13-16, 18
{{{And David said to Nathan, ‘I have sinned against Yahweh!’

Nathan replied, ‘Yahweh has forgiven your sin. You shall not die. But because you have treated Yahweh with contempt, the child born to you shall die.’ And Nathan went home.

Yahweh struck the child that Uriah’s wife had borne to David….. A week later the child died.}}}

(Source: The Brick Testament.  http://www.bricktestament.com/king_david/ )

Wow! Do Jews and Christians ever read stories like this and not think about how horrible they are?! Or why God does not follow his own laws?!

3 thoughts on “God was a hypocrite?!

  1. Pathological liar Ken Ammi makes yet another attempt to answer me here:


    And once again, I have to respond to his bullshit elsewhere, so…..

    {{{And indeed, that latest blog entry you made against me is one that atheism can answer much better. Reason: If there is no God, then he cannot be blamed for the sickness and death of King David and Bathsheba’s first baby; it just happened and King David could have been told after the fact that God had punished him for his adultery and he believed what he was told. Never mind the contradiction that resulted when another author of the Bible made what he thought was a good principle of justice and then put it in God’s mouth. The various books of the Bible were never meant to be read as one work all together, which is why calling it the Word of God is ridiculous.

    “God’s laws are for us, not for Himself so as the lawgiver he does not have to follow them and can change them at will. For example, my laws for my children are not for me and change as they grow.”

    How about we conclude that God does not make any laws at all for mankind? No God, no hypocrisy from him. Problem solved.}}}

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