So god created a broken world, with broken creatures who are capable of doing terrible things, and we’re supposed to be impressed and satisfied with his not being a dick about this, even though you go to a place of eternal suffering if you don’t believe in his endless love?
Civilization, as we know it, is predicated on the existence of some individuals using force against others who seek to destabilize the social order through force, deception or theft.
There are entirely too many instances where some people think we need more rules governing the behavior of other people to curtain negative happenings or consequences.
I find this rather puzzling, because what seems to be confirmed to me, over and over again, is that forcing people to behave a particular way does not work.
What does work is setting good standards and persuading people to emulate such standards.
Why is it, then, that so many people want to command or dictate to others how they ought to behave?