Gen 22:6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.
Gen 22:7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?
Gen 22:8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
Gen 22:9 And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.
Gen 22:10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
I wasn’t sure that this one belonged in the “Stupid Bible Stories” category. It more belongs in the “God is a sick evil bastard” category. But then I realized that I already put the bit about having bears tear up children here, so what the hell.
The story is that the founder of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam was perfectly willing to murder his own son because the “voices” told him to. I don’t give a crap that God backed off the last second. It’s child abuse. Think how the cops would react now.
Furthermore, how the hell is this any different than Andrea Yates? I mean she killed her kids because she really believed that God told her to. Christians were damn quick to dismiss her as a nut (quite rightly) but they let the same thing slide in the Bible. I’ve asked questions on Yahoo Answers about this one several times and they are all quick to say “Who are we to question God?” Well, it just worked out peachy for Ms Yates.
I’m absolutely aghast that you guys believe this stuff and think that God is love.
But I’m even more freaked out when you tell me you wouldn’t even question it when you start hearing voices. Get to a damn doctor for your own good.