Christian apologists argue that Yahweh was justified in ordering the complete annihilation of the Canaanites because of their extreme wickedness. The most serious crime of the Canaanites, according to these defenders of genocide, was the practice of child sacrifice. Child sacrifice is being practiced today in Uganda. Would it be justified to go in and destroy all the men, women, children and infants in Uganda in response? Of course not, that would be a crime greater than the child sacrifice itself.