There is a piece of information bouncing around atheist websites just now. It asks, “How many people does the Bible say God killed?” The answer given is about 2 1/2 million. But, even this number does not include those drowned by Noah’s flood.
This number of 2 1/2 million killed was about five percent of the world’s population at that time. According to estimates of those who study ancient times, world population around the Biblical “beginning of time,” 6,000 years ago, was about 5o million.
One wonders if killing that many sinners lowered the level of sin. Did it accomplish what God hoped that it would?
The flood which Noah and his family escaped in the ark would have wiped out of the entire population, 50 million. In spite of removing those 50 million sinners, we have today what some call the gravest sin ever known, gay marriage. That being the case, I wonder what the god thinks was gained by the flood?
The same data being passed around says the Bible assigns only ten killings to Satan. If this is true, and we have such Satan-inspired sin today as gay marriage, it seems like Satan’s technique of bending people to his will is better than the killing done by God.
I need to add a disclaimer here that I did not personally count the killing attributed to either God or Satan in the Bible. Others may come up with different numbers.
What ever the number, the killing of people by God makes the popularity of faith hard to understand.