God got rid of evil men, women and children and pardon them if they repent compare with Mao, PolPot, Stalin who killed good men, women and children without any chance of pardon? Which is better? Should God then teach women to rule over men? Is equality of gender ALWAYS better? Is it better that men rule over women in certain areas and women rule over men in certain areas so that both are consider of equal par? In olden times, it is better to be a slave than to be a beggar or a destitute, at least a slave has a better chance of survival in a wicked world.
I have no problem with the idea that God is super-intelligent. The problem comes up when I try to put that together with what we see in the Bible. If it is an "instruction manual" what are the instructions? Why would a super-intelligent God give us instuctions that involve genocidal murder of men, women, and children? Why would he teach men to rule over women? Why would he not tell us that slavery is wrong? If the Bible is an instrcruction book, I'm not so sure I like the instructions!
Or do you think it is better that everyone were to survive since time immemorial so that the world will become overpopulated and everyone would die of starvation and over pollution? Is save, save, save ALWAYS better? If not, why do you think God created Death and survival of the fittest?
That's funny samar. But I'll be giving you neither flack nor flax for that comment. But I will say that I don't share you conception of HASHEM because it would mean that he is "up there" watching all the things happening down here and not interacting in any way at all. If you think he is guiding you through his spirit, that's great, but it doesn't work for me because I look around and see that he's enot interacting with most folks who believe in him. For example, why didn't he mention anything about the upcoming earthquake that killed over 200,000 of his followers in Haiti? This is why I believe it would be delusional to think that God was guiding me and giving me special instructions. If there were just one person in the world who was really getting instructions from God, they could have told the Haitians to get out of town before the earthquake and saved all their lives. He didn't do that. So I can't believe that he is giving instructions to anyone.
If I were to kill Hitler and all his henchmen, PolPot and all his henchmen so that millions will not die and suffer, would you think I am a good person? Is kill, kill, kill ALWAYS bad?
What would you think of me if I knew about the earthquake and could have saved over 200,000 lives but chose not to? Would you think I was a good person?
May God give us Wisdom to understand His ways.
Ask and You shall receive,
Seek and You shall find,
Knock and the door will be open unto You.