See if you can follow this line of reasoning. I encounter it all the time.
“God does not exist, and the stories told in the Old Testament are not true.
“I hate God for all those terrible things he did in the Old Testament!”
Brilliant, isn’t it? I hate someone who doesn’t exist for doing things that never happened.
“God does not exist, and there never were any such people as Adam and Eve, and never any such place as the Garden of Eden–and I hate God for kicking Adam and Eve out of the Garden.”
What sleight of hand is this? And why do they always get away with it? Like the postmodern collidge prefessers who say, “There is no truth; there is only your truth and my truth and someone else’s truth. But if you don’t support ‘gay marriage,’ I’ll have you expelled from this university.” But why should we support sodomite “marriage,” or abortion, or amnesty for illegal aliens, or any other left-wing shibboleth if there is no truth? Left-wing causes are always treated as absolute truth by this crowd.
So God, who does not exist, was evil for blasting Sodom and Gomorrah, which never happened because the Bible is just a bunch of stories dreamed up by Jewish priests who wanted to fool people 2,500 years later… Welcome to the Alan Dershowitz school of theology.
People who think like this now control most of the institutions of our society. That’s why those institutions don’t work anymore.
O Lord Our God, remember that these things are done without our consent and against our will!