Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Article: Killing the Canaanites: A Response to the New Atheism’s “Divine Genocide” Claims by Clay Jones

In this featured article, Clay Jones looks at God's ordering of the destruction of the Canaanite cities in the Old Testament.

Jones writes:

"Richard Dawkins and other new atheists herald God’s ordering of the destruction of Canaanite cities to be divine 'ethnic cleansing' and 'genocides.'  
With righteous indignation, Dawkins opines that the God of the Old Testament is 'the most unpleasant character in all of fiction.' But was the killing of the Canaanites an example of divine genocide? If you think the Canaanites deserved to die because of their own wickedness, Dawkins will zealously compare you to acting like the Taliban.  A closer look at several key facts will help explain God’s reason for the destruction of the Canaanites and reveal how our own sinfulness demonstrates our incapacity to judge rightly."

You can read the article here and be prepared the next time someone tries to claim God is a "moral monster."

Courage and Godspeed,

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