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Steve SmithMay 21, 2014

Samuel orders Saul to "smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass." And we're supposed to derive some sort of moral lesson from this, let alone believe that God actually commanded the killing of women and little children? When in history has it ever been a moral choice to kill children? Furthermore, you think that these are good passages to use as lessons on obedience? This is preposterous. Saul would have made the far more moral choice by not obeying Samuel's command to annihilate Amalekite women and children.

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