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Debunking Christian Circular Arguments and Assumptions

Quiz: The Death Toll List - God vs. Satan


According to Christian tradition, God is all good, while Satan is all evil.  Therefore, you would think that their actions in the Bible reflect this as well.  However, take a look at this death toll tally sheet below, taken off an interesting website which tallies up the murders and atrocities by God vs. Satan.  The results are shocking and seem totally contradictory to the traditional stereotype!  (The murders where the number killed is mentioned in the Bible are listed by count, and the murders where the number killed is not given are listed with a "?" question mark.)


You can show this list to Christians and ask them to take the quiz below it.  But so far, none of them have been willing to answer the quiz questions!  When you see the quiz, you’ll know why! 




Killed by God


? -- Drowned everyone in the whole world except for Noah and his family (Genesis 7)

1 -- Saltified Lot's wife (Genesis 19:26)

? -- Burned all of the people of Sodom and Gomorrah (except for "good" Lot who offered his virgin daughters to a mob of men and then slept with both of them himself later)

1 -- Slew Er, Judah's firstborn son (Genesis 38:7)

1 -- Killed Er's brother, Onan because he spilled semen on the ground so as not to conceive offspring for his brother's wife whom he was forced to marry (Genesis 38:9-10)

? -- The firstborn in all of Egypt (Exodus 12:29)

? -- Drowned the pharoah and all of his gang in the Red Sea (Exodus 14:26-28)

2 -- Nadab and Abihu for making a fire

? -- Burned some Jews for complaining

? -- Sent a plague against Jews for being greedy

11 -- Sent a plague on Jews who gave the chosen land a bad report

? -- Korah and other Jews who didn't like Moses

? -- The Lord causes the earth to open and swallow up the men and

their families because they had been rebellious (Numbers 16:27-33)

250 -- A fire from the Lord consumes 250 men (Numbers 16:35)

14,700 -- Sent a plague on Jews apparently for the hell of it (Numbers 16:49)

"many" -- Sent serpents on Jews (Numbers 21:6)

24,000 -- Plague killed Jews who followed Baal (Numbers 25:9)

? -- Philistines

50,070 -- Jews who looked in the ark of the covenant (1 Samuel 6:19)

1 -- Nabal for scorning David

1 -- Uzzah for touching the ark when trying to keep it from falling

1 -- David and Bathsheba's child

70,000 -- Sent a pestilence because David sinned (2 Samuel 24:15)

51 -- Fire from heaven consumes the prophets of Baal (2 Kings 1:10-12)

102 -- Sent fire down on Ahaziah's men

42 -- Sent bears to kill children who mocked Elisha (2 Kings 2:23-24)

? -- Sent lions to kill invaders

185,000 -- Assyrians (2 Kings 19:35)

80,000 -- Lots of bad Israelites


399,933 + ? -- Total killed by God!



Killed on God's orders by his followers


? -- Jacob's sons killed every man in Shechem

3,000 -- Jews worshipping the golden calf (Exodus 32:27-29)

1 -- Man gathering wood on the Sabbath Day (Numbers 15:32-36)

? -- Canaan (Numbers 21:3)

? -- The Lord commands Moses to kill the people and expose them in broad daylight so that the Lord's anger may be turned away from Israel (Numbers 25:4)

? -- Took the city of Heshbon from the Amorites

? -- All of the people of Bashan

? -- All Midianites except for the virgin girls (Numbers 31:17-18)

? -- The Israelites destroy the men, women, and children of Sihon leaving no survivors after the Lord gave them over to them (Deuteronomy 2:33-34)

? -- The Israelites destroy the men, women, and children of Og after the Lord gave them over to them (Deuteronomy 3:6)

? -- Everyone in Jericho but Rahab, a hooker who betrayed her city (Joshua 6:21-27)

? -- Achan and his family (who had nothing to do with it) for stealing (Joshua 7:19-26)

12,000 -- Joshua utterly smites the people of Ai with the God's approval (Joshua 8:22-25)

? -- Everyone in the cities of Ai, Amalek, Makkedah, Libnath, Lachish, Egnolites,

            Jarmuth, Geder, Hebronites, Debirites, Hormah, Arad, Addellam, Bethel,

            Tappuah, Hepher, Apheh, Lasheron, Madon, Tasnach, Megiddo, Kedesh,

            Jokneam, Dor, Goiim, Terzah, Gibeonites and all of the Amorites.

10,000 -- Canaanites of Bezek (Judges 1:4)

10,000 -- The Israelites kill the Moabites with the help of the Lord (Judges 3:29)