No, the march seven times around the walls dug a hole soo deep that all the walls fell down.
I’m being honest when I ask you this. Are you being sarcastic or are you serious?
Battering rams and grappling hooks for bringing down fortifications had been used for centuries. No reason to believe that there was any need for miracles.
I am dismayed at the myth of Jericho walls miraculously tumbling down.
You mean “they were left alive by the thugs who raped and pillaged and razed a city in the name of god”
I’m not sure which part of Ninivehs history you’re refering to. But when Jonah warned them and they turned to God they were spared from judgment.
I am talking about all people (millions of them) in cities, villages, homes, families, who throughout the ages died by the “sword of god” (god’s judgement) wielded by holy terrorists, regardless of their beliefs or morality. “In the name of god you must die” is always the cry.
You seem to be a very civilized person and I am sure it is not your intention, but words like that might have been spoken by a terrorist who thanks Allah for bringing down the Two Towers of Power and Greed in the land of the infidel. How this is done is always miraculous until you experience 911 (God’s most recent miracle in the eyes of many). Then God’s work (carried out by humans) becomes less than admirable and glorious.
You just made the case that the people of Jericho had to die because they refused to be converted (forced conversion).
When God brought judgment on people at various times it was because of their sins. God is not interested in a forced conversion. God wants us to love him as he loves us. But true love is only by choice. What brings God judgment and wrath is our sin. God being a holy and righteous God will not let sin go without being judged. But we are living in a different day and age than the people of the old testament.
No we don’t. You just admitted that god’s wrath is ever present to sinners. But it is always humans (sinners themselves) who carry out His holy work by murdering fellow humans (sinners). If ever a miracle was called for, this would be a good time for God to create a true (unassisted by man) miracle. It would go viral on the internet instantly.
No, I am asking what god’s motive was for creating the universe, the earth, life, man.
What is God’s purpose? So that we can worship Him?
“If that’s all there is, then let’s keep dancing”
What God has in store for those who receive his salvation is much more than what we can fathom.
Or nothing. “Dust to Dust” (but still part of the universe in all its glory)... :-)
p.s. fractals are truly miraculous. Without any intelligence, fractals can form the most divine beauty and are the only possible way to measure the universe and life mathematically (limited to computing power and memory). But it is an infinite metaphysical mathematical process (geography) without intentional intelligence. It mimics god’s creation perfectly by its iterational and evolutionary functions. It is almost magical.
fractal ... _/\_ Reminiscent of a single celled organism which learned to attach itself, then learned to duplicate itself in an infinite variety of expression).