I know you have a criticism that God’s actions presented in the Bible are evil, for you have told us this repeatedly. My question is from what perspective do you judge that God performs evil? If you say that God does evil things, you must be able to judge other cultures from an objective perspective, for you would have to do this to determine that another culture is evil, such as Old Testament Israel. But if you can make this judgement, and do so objectively, then objective morality exists separate and apart from any one group’s perspective. I respectfully suggest that in making this claim, you have refuted your most common answers to how morals exist in the first place: herd instinct and social contract theory.
But if you say that morals are all cultural, herd instinct, or social contract, you give up your right to criticize God in the Bible, for God could have been working under a different social contract or herd. So to keep your criticism of God to which you hold so emotionally, you must hold that you judge God from an objective moral standpoint.
Further, by taking an objective perspective on cultural morals, you affirm that there are objective moral standards, which is one of the key premises in the moral argument for the existence of God.
So here’s my question: How can you say that God is evil, which undermines the main atheist arguments for how morals exist, and supports one main argument for the existence of God? Does this not bother you?
In reality, the only logical, reasonable answer for the existence of universal, objective morals is the existence of a moral law giver, God. Once we have recognized this, we can deal with the problem of why we often have issues with how God operates.