Not sure where to post this, but I'll try here. If someone should say to you. Now this is a typical atheist question. They love to dwell on Abraham's "blood lust" (as they put it) with sacrificing his son to God. They use the word "son" and not "only son" so they can also include Islam and Judaism. So here's the question: If God suddenly appeared to you and commanded you to sacrifice your son to Him, would you do it? Now you must ignore the fact that God stayed the hand of Abraham, because Abraham was also ignorant of this fact. Do not avoid the question, the man said. Would you take up a knife and slay your son? He doesn't ask this question in a vacuum. He gives examples of religious mothers who have committed infanticide. His reason for asking is that he thinks that Abraham was just a child murderer. But leaving out the motive for him asking the question. How would you answer the person who asks that kind of question?