"...I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me..." [Deuteronomy 5:8-10]

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

The Love Of God (From a post to IMDb::Boards::Saved!)

"... I never understood how people could have so much animosity towards God when all He has ever done is love..."
What, love like banishing Adam & Eve from the Garden of Eden for a transgression which they couldn't have known was wrong because they didn't understand the concepts before they ate the fruit? Or love like flooding the world and destroying almost everything living? Or love like organising the rape of a man's wife as punishment for murder as in 2 Samuel 12:11? Or love like coming to earth in Human form full in the knowledge that he'd be tortured and suffer a temporary death? Or love like damning all mankind which refuses to worship him in one particular way through Jesus Christ, even though that means hell for the majority of people who have ever lived?

The 'God' described in the Bible is anything but a loving God. 'He' is shown to be a capricious, jealous, vindictive, indecisive, petty and irrational bully.

Christianity describes a 'God' who has the power to prevent evil, and to directly prove his existence to everyone, but who for no apparent reason fails to do so.

If 'God' does exist, he most certainly isn't as the Bible and Christianity describes.

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