Originally posted by Suzianne
Cain did not kill Abel because of religion.
Cain killed Abel because he was frustrated that Abel's offering pleased God more than his own. In other words, he was jealous.
Most deaths that people love to attribute to religion or to God were caused by evil men. Period. We have free will for a reason. It is to choose wisely and to accept what has been offered to us by the Grace of our Lord.
Some people just choose... poorly... is all.
And there you have it again, another human attribute assigned to a god, further proof this god is just made up using human attributes given to this god, like this god demanded some kind of sacrifice to prove how much its sycophants loved it.
That is another stupidism about what a god would be like. They just took Olympian god attributes and tacked them on to what the Abrahamic god had to be like.
There is no other way to interpret this, a frigging GOD would not have these petty human attributes.
Humans who crave vassals might demand sacrifice or as we put it now, taxes.
A god demanding that kind of sacrifice would be more like humans having an ant colony and demanding they give up a certain number of the colony eggs to make the human feel loved.
That is just plain nonsense.