People do confuse God with Satan and, vice-versa, such is the effectiveness of the great deceiver. As I posted previously, our own former President Mary McAleese has recently called His law evil and also said that baptising babies is indoctrination.

I am too reminded of the great intellect Stephen Fry who accused God of being stupid, specifically for creating a creature who exists solely to infect the eye of a child to cause blindness. He expressed this eloquently in the interview with Gay Byrne in the series ‘Meaning of Life’.

The book of Wisdom however puts plainly just how wrong such thinking is:

  • Book of Wisdom 1,13-15.2,23-24.

    13Because God did not make death, nor does he rejoice in the destruction of the living.
    14For he fashioned all things that they might have being; and the creatures of the world are wholesome, And there is not a destructive drug among them nor any domain of the nether world on earth, 15For justice is undying.
    23For God formed man to be imperishable; the image of his own nature he made him.
    24But by the envy of the devil, death entered the world, and they who are in his possession experience it.
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