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Murder is the unjust killing of a person.
You have made the egregious error of assuming murder where none occured.
In my opinion ,your error in reaching the wrong conclusion can be attributed to 1 of 3 reasons.
1)you did not read all that is included in The Book of Deuteronomy ,
2) You read it and failed to grasp the reasons for the rules and commandments
3)You arbitrarily ignored the facts contained in the Book
That would lead one to conclude that the basis for your allegations are very weak and totally baseless.
God gave explicit instructions as to how those whom He freed from bondage should conduct themselves and what their relationship to Him must be if they were to fare well in the land he gave them.
He put a blessing and a curse before them.
The rules and commandments were given , so that if they adhered to His Commandments all would go well with them.
Everyone was made well aware of the rules and the consecuences for disobedience.
When all these rules and commandments were explained to all the people , they declared AMEN.
All these rules and commandments are enumerated in the Book of Deuteronomy.
To those who believe in God, the rules ,commandments and the punishment applicable for disobedience made sense then and make sense now.
To those who do not believe in God , the rules and commandments do not make sense because they are unable to grasp their importance and significance and the role they play in our relationship with God
Just think it is ok in some circumstances to kill due to religious beliefs or preaching. It is never justified to kill over. And Until you get that, this religious dogma will forever haunt your religion. It is one large reason people are becoming atheist.
Due to 9/11 some introspecting their own beliefs and seeing immoral concepts such as this. It is the sort of dogma that lead to 9/11.
I cannot think of a more direct example that should illustrate the story is of no moral god, and thus likely no god at all.
But please give giving excuses for your gods immoral behavior. It will enlighten someone eventually to the denial needed to have faith.