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If God made himself known to you one day and said, "You must sacrifice the life of your child for me" what would you do?

You have been convinced this is God telling you this.

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Assume I'd had a psychotic break and baker act myself.


I would throw the knife at him.

@Stacey48. Stacey, It is tragic for me to say such a thing. But At one time I might of considered to even do what god asks. I was brainwashed and in fear. I watched those demon movies on TV and was told that this was a documented event. I believed this shit. It controlled me more from fear then a loving god. This loving god was suppose to protect the inacent and keep bad things from happening. I noticed nothing like this was happening. I read up on how man was using god to get what they wanted. I came across James Randi on utube and my whole attitude changed. I am so angry and I would feel comfortable slapping a preacher across the head if he confronted me with bullshit from the bible. I've learned that there's no ghosts, spirits, devels, demons, and a fucking god.

@Stacey48 Stacey, I'm angry that humanity still believes and allows this stuff to happen to people. It's ok to scam me out of my money and abuse my kids with this crap. Yep... I'm angry sometimes. Yes... it was an interesting time in my life too.


I'd immediately make an appointment with a neurologist.


Being convinced you hear God's voice in you head is a sign of schizophrenia. Interesting point - how many Bible stories are really about mental health issues?

jeffy Level 7 Apr 9, 2018

All of them pretty much.

Yeah, a lot of them I think. The rest were made up by people who wanted power and control so they brainwashed the masses. They also mandated that god came before anything ... like that thing that there's three of you in marriage: you, your spouse, and god.


I'd tell him to fuck off.


I would tell him to fuck off!

JK666 Level 7 Apr 10, 2018

when i was little, its those parts that made me question the bible, i remember thinking it was sad that all those other children had parents that loved someone, imaginary or not, more than them. as an adult, the idea of anyone being put before my kiddos is just laughable. you know, in an, im crazy and ill snap your tiny god neck if you touch my kids, kinda way...that kind of laughable

Byrd Level 7 Apr 10, 2018

"Fuck off."

Hicks66 Level 7 Apr 9, 2018

@SpikeTalon, did he create his own egg-sucking grannie?


Obviously, it's me, and my kid is my whole deal. I'd literally tell god to go fuck himself to death. Visible, invisible, real or imaginary, god will never come before my family.


I'd simply tell it that any being that wanted my child to be murdered by me is not a being that is fit to worship.


Tell him to Fuck off.

There is nothing like being succinct, and that was nothing like being succinct smile001.gif


I will tell him, "A benevelant god would not ask such a deed. He/she would never have created a situation in which such a deed be necessary." Then, I'd kindly bid him goodbye by saying, "Go fuck yourself, you sadistic bastard."

Gohan Level 7 Apr 9, 2018

Get the fuck out of my face. You are an illusion.

It does have to be an illusion, but I would still take a minute to tell my illusion to go F%#$ himself.


I think in the actual story wasnt he only trying it on to see how much he was loved -( very insecure god this one )

jacpod Level 8 Apr 10, 2018

But wouldn't THAT be a really WEIRD thing to ask for,regardless of whether the god actually intended to allow the Dad to do it?

@DonDixon absolutely! totally bonkers too.


I would say, "Go ahead and damn me then. Leave my child out of this."

Nikonian Level 5 Apr 9, 2018

Bounce his face off of a rock.

nvrnuff Level 8 Apr 9, 2018

LMFAO seriously I'm laughing so hard my gut hurts.


I'd be like, so you really are the asshole your believers make you out to be. Well, we've been estranged for most of my life so I'm used to it. I have nothing to gain from obeying or worshipping you because you are abusive. See ya!

Everyone is making me laugh so hard at their responses. You are too funny.

@Rangepainter lolz!!!


Wait for it . . .

Whoa, whoa, whoa! Victoria, that was beautiful! And yeah. smile002.gif

I watched this twice just to get everything. GREAT VIDEO!


Fuck you I don't need your crap.


I’d say “Oh you almost had me there for a minute!”


I'd firmly indicate that unless it intended to use its power to take over my action, I'm not a puppet for it to enact its sick fantasies. Several expletives would be involved. Then I'd go about my business.

ejbman Level 7 Apr 9, 2018

Not sure anyone could say with certainty what they would do given the line you added, "you are convinced this is God"

My initial reaction is to reject the thought experiment as it's founded on a faulty premise, but to entertain the question there would be a series of questions necessary:

Why should I sacrifice my child?
What is the reward or punishment for compliance or non-compliance?
What is the proof that you are God?
Is my child my real life child, or am I Hitler's dad?

just to name a few...

Anything appearing to me telling me sacrifice my child I would say no, be it "god" or someone with a gun to my head - the answer is no

MrHIT Level 5 Apr 9, 2018

Wouldn't it be just a lot simpler to tell him to piss-off? He's a monster for asking me to do it. If I'm Hitler's dad then you're God you do it. I would still tell him to piss off, but I would spend more time teaching my child tolerance.

@paul1967 that's a thought. I find it more informative and entertaining to ask questions and gather information first though instead of just telling someone to piss off.


Isn't that schizophrenia?


I'd probably chat him up a bit. Convince him to change the running water in my apartment to running wine?, and then tell him no ?about the whole killing the kid ?thing.


Flip the double bird and walk away.



I dunno. I'm trying to make this work in my head. So god appeared and in one day convinced me he was god, and that I should kill my child? I think I'd be hung up on how he'd convince me which I'm hoping would take more than one day, so we wouldn't ever get to the test (since I'm not gonna ever believe).

So if a period of time started in which I was having thoughts that god existed and was talking to me, I'd be like @VictoriaNotes and get myself to a neurologist. So again we wouldn't get very far.

So, really, not an issue for me.

Lauren Level 7 Apr 9, 2018
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