Christians want to claim the biblical god is omniscient. As in, he sees past, present and future. What this tells me, and why I think it makes him a malignant, sadistic monster–
Before he made Lucifer he knew Lucifer would become Satan, and he knew some of his angels would follow Satan, and yet he made Lucifer anyway. He made his own enemy, knowing ahead of time he was doing it. He even made hell as a place to put his enemy in. This tells me Satan is not really God’s enemy but working for God, serving some purpose for God–an enemy created for a reason.
We are supposed to hate and oppose Satan. And yet God put Satan here–God created Satan. Why? To trip us up? To cause us to fall and thus be then at God’s mercy generation after generation, each generation inheriting the sin of doing something God set us up to do in the first place knowing ahead of time we’d do it–making Satan and putting us in close proximity to Satan so for sure we’d do it?
Before God made Adam and Eve he knew where Satan was, knew what Satan would do, knew what his newborn and ignorant human creations would do should they come face to face with Satan. Knowing this, God did it anyway. He put those child-like gullible naive humans in close proximity with the enemy he, God, had created, knowing what would happen before it did.
And as he knew and planned for it to, it did happen. Then God punished his creation for doing what he put them in close proximity to Satan to do, just as he punished Lucifer for doing what he had been made to do.
The first batch of humans God made became so corrupt God decided to send a flood to purge the earth of the corruption and start over again? If God knows the future he knew before he made Adam and Eve that the first batch of humans would be too corrupt, and yet he made them anyway, deliberately, and then regretted making them. As if a being who can see the future could “regret” anything. Actually a mass genocide was part of God’s divine plan. He absolutely intended for his first batch of humans to be corrupt so he could destroy not only all human life, but all life on the planet and start over.
Why do this? Why not make humans right in the first place? What did making a corrupt first batch of humans, and then destroying them and starting over, accomplish? What other “good” did sparing Noah’s family but killing all other life accomplish? Unless this God specifically enjoys genocide–enjoys torturing and killing his creations.
All those animals and sea-life that died and insect life that died…were they corrupt? Why did they have to die? Could they help it that they were born at the same time as a bunch of humans God made knowing they’d become corrupt? Why flood the earth? Why wipe out everything? If God is all powerful he could have simply caused all the humans he deliberately made knowing he’d end up killing them, to drop dead from heart attacks. Or just with a thought–make them all cease to exist. Why the flood? Why the mass genocide of all life, not just human life? And how can a omniscient God “regret” anything? It was all a part of his plan–his divine plan. Which means his plan is perfect.
I could go on with this but I won’t. My point is the creator of evil made evil for a reason. The first batch of humans would not have been corrupt at all if Lucifer had never been made. And yet he was made. God made his own enemy. God put dumb humans in close proximity with his enemy knowing what would happen. God made humans knowing very soon he’d have to purge the earth–kill all life–because those humans would be corrupt.
How can it be called free will when we are made by a creator who wants us to fail? Who put his enemy on this earth to not only make us fail, but to force us to have to grovel and beg for salvation? How can it be free will when God knows before he makes us, which of us are destined for heaven or hell? Do we who are destined for hell have any way to change his mind? Change the perfect divine plan? Over the last 30 years while I worked and struggled to believe something illogical, love a God despite what the bible told me about him, God knew up there in heaven–knew all my struggling was in vain and that in the end I would roast in hell. Even though I spend half my life trying to be good enough to be one of his saved.
It’s like putting a carrot in front of a starving horse and saying “if you pull this plow another foot you’ll get this reward,” so the horse pulls hard, body trembling, one foot and then another, but always that carrot is swinging just out of reach…until one day the horse just gives up and drops in his traces; then the last words he hears before his farmer shoots him in the head is, “I always knew you’d fail me.”