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The Binding of Isaac

We all know the story: God “tested” Abraham by commanding him to bind and sacrifice his beloved son.

There simply isn’t much to say.  If God commanded me to kill my child, I would like to think I would reject and denounce that God.  Beyond that, is there any more cruel test?  Abraham would have had to live the rest of his life knowing he was willing to murder his own son.  And his son would have lived the rest of his life knowing his father was willing to do it.

If you want any further proof that religion can cause terrible things, here it is.  How is it any more crazy for a terrorist to believe God wanted him to crash an airplane into a tower than for Abraham to believe God wanted him to kill his own son in cold blood?

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