Originally Posted by Literature
But Hitler isn't God -- that's quite a difference, even if the end results are similar (mass death and suffering). God can take life away with more legitimacy because he gave it to us in the first place. Hitler never had that claim. We didn't do anything to deserve God's gift of life to us. What the Lord giveth, the Lord taketh away, as it goes -- that's always been the understanding, even if an unsatisfying one.
With that logic, you would consider it ok to kill your own children since you made them.........but it's not ok.