I have a lot of time to blog and think being in Egypt for the next few days. There isn't much to do here and between the call to prayer going off about every 3 hours, and people all around be saying "inshallah" (god willing) and elhumdallah (thank god) every 17 seconds I remember how much I hate theism. So it seems the god of the Bible and Qu'ran did everything in his power to hurt humanity. It's almost like he was auditioning for the role of Satan. Between spreading plagues, wiping out millions of people with a flood, inspiring genocide in his name, demanding sacrifices, causing a lot of suffering to the Egyptian people, sending bears to eat children, killing first born sons, torturing Job, making Jeptah murder his daughter, scaring Abraham and Isaac emotionally, and causing famine, I can't really see what Satan could have done better. I mean is the Satan character in the Bible and Qu'ran even necessary? It seems god does a great job as the horrifying villain that lays waste to everything in his path and causes death and pain wherever he goes. He even invents a giant fire filled torture chamber called Hell designed for suffering for those who commit the horrible crime of just not believing in him. Thumbing through the Qu'ran today I couldn't really find an instance where Satan causes any damage. I mean he literally from what I can see did nothing to hurt humanity except "tempt Eve to eat the apple". Of course all of this is fiction, but you have to think about the theist who take all of these stories as fact. If patterns repeat themselves and they do, shouldn't they be giving god the credit for all of the famine, war, and disease in the world today? That was his specialty in the Bible and Qu'ran, he must be an expert now at slaughter and causing disease. I mean after all he caused it back then, why did he suddenly mellow out?