Hehe, yeah, I know. He was a very religious Jew, and there's no way he would've supported that.
Yeah, the irony is that if Jesus hadn't accidentally founded his own religion, he would probably have been remembered as an important Jewish religious figure. He must be kicking St Paul's arse even as we speak!
Doesn't that fly in the face of Biblical evidence, in which God is described punishing the innocent for the sins of others with great relish?
Hmm.. yes, quite true. Still, I think that despite that, most Jews would agree that there has to be some measure of well, measure. You can't cause an earthquake because some people are having buttsex!
Depends how important you think people having buttseks is. Judging from the Scriptural evidence, God seems to be rather obsessed with it. It's therefore entirely credible that he would cause earthquakes because of it. Talk about making the Earth move, eh!
And isn't there a passage where God talks about the sins of the fathers being visited on the children even unto the seventh generation?
That's not really relevant, as I see it. It actually has some merit, as certain values and education carries on through-out the ages and generations.
Which was precisely Stalin's attitude, which is why he would have the entire family of an "enemy of the people" arrested too. He is almost universally condemned for doing this, yet when God does it, it's somehow okay. Hmmm....