Honestly, what would you do right now?
HBF, an excellent question!
- For starters, I wouldn't lump everyone - man, woman and child - into the same category and wipe them out because they happened to be living in the same geographical area (compare that with what happened in the Old Testament or Hebrew Scriptures).
- Secondly, I'd realise that often so-called "wicked" people simply repeat the same errors they inocently learnt in childhood from their parents, and, if given half a chance to learn more about effective behavior, would do so.
- Thirdly, I wouldn't judge people on appearances. For example, angry people may actually have good reason to be angry, as can be seen in victims of crime feeling violated and angry about their attackers.
- Lastly, given the dreadful conditions that people are often born into, I'd realise that people are often doing the best they know how to do. Yes, there are despicable acts being carried out by people with despicable attitudes. Nonetheless,there are also so many people who are doing their best to lead upright, principled lives who - and this is the main point - may worship a different god than the one you worship or not believe in any god at all.That doesn't make them people worthy of being destroyed - although, from a strictly Biblical perspective, you might be able to argue that it does...but then we go full circle and we're back to the monsters who are better known by the names Allah and /or Jehovah.