Abortion is terrible, but god is good.

This is usually what goes through my head when talking with anti-abortion people.

If you worship a god who's killed millions of babies, shut up about abortion.

Actually, given the number of people who have lived and the number of lost fetuses for natural reasons, not to mention a global flood, and considering that multiple billions of people have existed throughout the ages…I think “millions” is really being too kind.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Art Vandelay

    Yeah but don’t blame God. That’s all on Eve.

    • Richard

      Didn’t God make Eve? So… maker’s responsibility and whatnot. He’s still fucked.

  • Silent Service

    Ah, but anything God does is good by default.

  • Sandy

    Also, don’t forget that little incident in Exodus 12:29-30. What an asshole!

    • Andrew Kohler

      Exodus 11:9-10 are also significant verses: God chose to harden Pharaoh’s heart so that he would not listen to Moses, so that God’s “wonders could be multiplied in Egypt.” I guess “wonders” means mass infanticide in this context?

  • Mark

    God gave the people of Noah’s day 120 years to turn from their rebellion before the flood.

    • Nate Frein

      And I’m sure some husbands give their wives a chance to have willing sex before he rapes her.

    • http://smingleigh.wordpress.com Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

      Well that makes genocide just peachy doesn’t it?

      Religion makes you a better person, for a value of “better” that includes calling genocide a good thing.

    • David Hart

      If you are living under a ruler who is so deranged that he is prepared to murder the entire human population of the world minus eight if he doesn’t get his way, rebellion may be considered an ethical response.

    • Loqi

      “…and if you do what I tell you, I’ll fucking kill you and your family!”
      ~ Either god or the leader of a drug cartel. I can never remember which.

      • http://smingleigh.wordpress.com Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

        When you have the power to irrevocably change the minds of every person in the world like a fucking Jedi, clearly the wonderful omni-benevolent thing to do is murder the entire fucking world by drowning. See? Bask in HIS LOVE.

        • http://smingleigh.wordpress.com Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

          Clarification: …And then let them spend all of eternity being tortured in ways that make a concentration camp run by sadists running 24/7 shifts look like My Little Pony Camp by comparison, except it never ends.

        • Nate Frein

          What’s funny is that he has no problem taking free will away from people. He hardens the pharaoh’s heart just so he has an excuse to slaughter Egyptians. He might as well have just done the deed. It’s like a guy who thinks that forcing a woman to say “i want it” at knifepoint makes it not rape.

    • Glodson

      How many pregnant women did god kill directly with the flood?

    • Taz

      How could he have, unless everyone was at least 120 years old? What about the babies? What about the animals? What about the baby animals? The god of the bible is a complete asshole. Start thinking for yourself instead of repeating ancient myths.