Check this little excerpt out from this oh-so-moral Christian website, on how to handle the hypothetical situation of when Nazis come to your door asking if you're hiding Jews, whether you should lie and save their lives (lying being a sin) or tell the truth and let them be taken away: http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/2009/11/13/feedback-righteous-lie

"If we love God, we should obey Him (John 14:15). To love God first means to obey Him first--before looking at our neighbor. So, is the greater good trusting God when He says not to lie or trusting in our fallible, sinful minds about the uncertain future?
Consider this carefully. In the situation of a Nazi beating on the door, we have assumed a lie would save a life, but really we don't know. So, one would be opting to lie and disobey God without the certainty of saving a life--keeping in mind that all are ultimately condemned to die physically. Besides, whether one lied or not may not have stopped the Nazi solders from searching the house anyway.

As Christians, we need to keep in mind that Jesus Christ reigns. All authority has been given to Him (Matthew 28:18), and He sits on the throne of God at the right hand of the Father (Acts 2:33; Hebrews 8:1). Nothing can happen without His say. Even Satan could not touch Peter without Christ's approval (Luke 22:31). Regardless, if one were to lie or not, Jesus Christ is in control of timing every person's life and able to discern our motives. It is not for us to worry over what might become, but rather to place our faith and obedience in Christ and to let Him do the reigning. For we do not know the future, whereas God has been telling the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10)."





Seriously. Fucking WHAT.

Yeah, we "don't know." What a lame ass cop out. Sure, we can't be 100% certain that they'll be killed and/or tortured, but it's pretty fucking likely that they will be. If you have any ounce of reasoning capability, or base your morality based on compassion or reason, you wouldn't even think to put them in harm's way by telling the truth.

How many of those people who were killed do you think prayed to God to help them, and he didn't? I'd bet a damn lot of them. So somehow I doubt jesus is going to save them just because you didn't lie.

Besides that, this is just another horrifying example of favoring the ego and penis length of a mythological being you're told to worship over the basic welfare of your fellow man. Fundamentalist Christians, THIS IS WHY PEOPLE ARE REALLY STARTING TO HATE YOUR RELIGION. TAKE THE HINT.

I think a comment in the LJ com this was posted in said it best: "Morality based on authority is no morality at all. If we learned anything from the Nazis, we learned that."

EDIT: Though one thing I just noticed that I found pretty funny is, how in this article, they basically admit that Jesus allows evil to happen: "Even Satan could not touch Peter without Christ's approval"


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