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Does this kind of God deserve
your admiration or adoration ?
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Jesus of Nazareth urged his followers
to live by two great commandments,
which he said superseded all of
the other commandments
promulgated in the bible:

xfacelf_1.gif the first of those two commandments was
"Love the Lord your God
with all your heart,
soul, and mind
."


The God of the first chapters of our bible seemed to be a pretty lovable god; you might even say "adorable" (in the litteral sense). But by chapters 5–9 of the Book of Genesis, gone is that god, and in his place there emerges a veery diffferent god, namely one who

a) couldn't control his temper ?

b) went against his own teaching
NOT to kill
?

c) recommended and/or
tolerated cannibalism
?

d) was cruel to the enslaved ?

e) was cruel to women ?

f) was cruel to the handicapped ?

g) was cruel to children ?

h) had many other character flaws ?

        Each of these will be taken up in detail below:

A word to my fellow believers :

Before I go on to lay bare a number of problems with the "God" or "Lord" of the bible, I want to distance myself from those who have no love at all for any God - which is why I refer in my title to a particular kind of god, the god who pops up all too often, mostly in the "Old" Testament.-
        Unlike those who call themselves "atheists" - which comes from the two Greek words "no" and "god", - I only reject the kind of god who does the awful kinds of things attributed to him in our bible, which is what I expose and deplore on this web site.

        Personally, I think atheist Stephen Roberts makes a very good point when he says:  "I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer gods than you do.  When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours."  as is expressed so well in the cartoon below.

AlmostAtheists.jpg GalileoQuote

Now, here are my reasons for creating a web page to expose the problems with the god or "Lord" that makes an embarrassing appearance all too often in our "Good Book", which many take to be "God's Word" :

  1. This immoral god causes problems for the bible's virtuous god. People are not inspired by the good god, or they lose faith in him, because of what the immoral god says and/or does; and
  2. Some of the followers of the immoral god are moved by that god to be immoral themselves. It may not be as extreme in our faith as it is in Islam, but if you can't imagine how this can happen, ask yourself why - as they are about to commit a totally immoral act of homicide and suicide - so many Islamic suicide bombers shout "Praise be to God"? Are they not giving "Allah" credit for crimes which he has made them view as heroic deeds?

The kind of biblical god that
wise and virtuous people CAN believe in:

Although I haven't created a web page to address this topic specifically, here are examples of pages that show the kind of God that I find worthy of the name, beginning with the earliest books of the Judeo-Christian bible:

        And now, back to the topic at hand :

a) Why worship a "God" who couldn't control his temper ?

b) Why worship a "God" who
went against his own teaching
NOT to kill ?

To begin with, God violated his own laws on numerous occasions:

h) Why worship a "God" who had these other character flaws :

When good old Abe Lincoln said "My greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right", was he talking about this God? Was he saying that everything that "god" supposedly did above was "right"? Unfortunately, people who think it was O.K. for "god" to act so abominably are likely not to see anything wrong with acting that way themselves, as was said so well by these great thinkers:

"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as they do
when they do it from religious conviction"
the French philosopher – Blaise Pascal – (1670).

"The American philosopher, Thomas Paine, didn't write much, but his small tract "Age Of Reason" had a tremendous impact on the people in the American colonies as they pondered their allegiance to England, and to the god of "the Old World.
        It was only after I had produced these "Whatkindofgod" web pages that I read this famous tract of Paine's and learned that he had reached the same conclusions some two and a quarter centuries before I did! And yet, we are still ahead of a multitude of believers who have yet to see the light!
        Here are some of the gems to be found in "Age Of Reason":