David Thiessen, Christian extremist extraordinaire, has been leaving comments on some of my posts regarding Silence of Mind. David is no longer welcome to leave comments here, since he has made it clear he cannot abide by concepts of honesty and decency. Maybe this is why he put together a lengthy attack on a position of mine, an attack that, as usual, misses the mark.
Would you do it? That is the question MM asked us some time back. He was not thrilled with our answer as he was looking for a strict yes or no response. Our answer was that God would not ask us to kill him.
David is referring to this post of mine, and he is not quite being accurate in how that conversation went down…
You see, in Genesis 38:6-10, we have the following:
6 Judah got a wife for Er, his firstborn, and her name was Tamar. 7 But Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the Lord’s sight; so the Lord put him to death.
8 Then Judah said to Onan, “Sleep with your brother’s wife and fulfill your duty to her as a brother-in-law to raise up offspring for your brother.” 9 But Onan knew that the child would not be his; so whenever he slept with his brother’s wife, he spilled his semen on the ground to keep from providing offspring for his brother. 10 What he did was wicked in the Lord’s sight; so the Lord put him to death also.
God was enraged enough by the failure of a man to ‘blow his load’ in the right place, that God killed for it. Clearly, the God of the Old Testament was prepared to kill for reasons such as this. My question to David was whether or not he would kill me if God told him (not asked, told him) to do so for this very reason. After all, God Himself was prepared to, so it makes sense God would also order people to do so.
But, since David does not like this hypothetical scenario, let’s make it simpler, clearer. David, if God ordered you to kill me, would you obey that command?
I’ll give SoM a slither of credit here, for he has already admitted he would kill me if commanded. That’s scary, but it’s honest.