There is a superb blog post from yesterday on Thoughts from a Sandwich. It discusses how Christians and Atheists interpret God in a far different ways. I'm not going to repost the whole thing because I want you to go there to read, Why Atheists would Disobey God, for yourselves. Here's a wee taste:
Think about the nicest, kindest person you know. The person who you would nominate as “Most Moral Person Alive.” The type of person who wouldn’t hurt a fly. Got that person in mind?
Imagine this person rushed up to you with a kitten and said, “Quick, bash this kitten on the ground, killing it!”
You would probably pause and a few questions would cross your mind. Sure, this is atypical and so out-of-character, you would think they MUST have a good reason for such a request. This is so unlike anything they have ever done, and this is the nicest person you know. To kill a kitten? Something doesn’t add up.
Secondly, you might ponder why they don’t do this deed themselves? Why do they need to involve you, as they seem perfectly capable of killing this kitten if it is so necessary?
Thirdly, you might question the rush. Why must this kitten die right now? Is there some disease? Is it rapid? Is it carrying the plague that will end the world?...