Originally posted by Coletti
God does not "need" blood - He demands it. There is a difference. But you have not given a basis for disputing his requirement. You have merely asserted it is "savage" or not good. How do you know this? You can not infer it from mathematics - and common sense is unreliable. You are making judgments without basis. Your assertions are not justified.
I dispute it. Even humans now have enough moral sense to realize that blood and death for every tiny transgression is heinous. If we humans can figure that much out, then an omniscient god should be able to also. According to you, even the slightest deviation from perfect conduct warrants slaughter.
You say God rules because God rules, but this says nothing about whether or not the rules he makes up are good. It just says that nobody is in a position to usurp his authority.
Under your view, when one says, "God is good," one makes a useless statement because whatever God decides is good because decides it. So all one has really said by "God is good" is "God does what he does."
I say our moral sense cries out that such cruel punishments are reprehensible. You're just making excuses for you idol to spare him our judgement.