I received an infraction from JamesR: You are simply wrong here, JamesR. Given that theists claim to know God, given that theists claim to know the Absolute Truth, and given that theists admit to be fallible people, given that they admit that horrible things are done in the name of God, the question I posted is perfectly in place. If they were to get angry at questions like those, they would simply prove that they are not as advanced as they purport to be. I expect that theists (given their extraordinary qualifications and advancement) will be able to provide reasonable answers to such questions. They owe it to people. I request that my infraction be reversed. Thank you. To be clear: I consider myself neither a theist nor an atheist; I do, however, strongly argue against simplistic theism as well as against simplistic atheism.