I have couple dilemmas in understanding how men-women can read and appreciate the bible and except it as genuine. My first trouble is that most of the stories are so implausible. How does one believe in zombies, a woman that grow wings, magic animals and trees that speak, dragons, demons, and so on. There isn’t any evidence in this world to consider such fables, but these fundamentalist, if you will, do. My actual concern is that the God in the bible appears to be a tyrant, evil in character. Killing 98% of the population during an enormous flood. This villain kills all the 1st born of Egypt and sent plagues across Egypt’s lands. Allows the devil to torment humans, example in tale of JOB. He takes satisfaction in sacrifices of all kinds. Punishes man-kind for two humans errors. Burns those that do not except him for eternity and so on. With all of these wicked acts, every Christian I have ever met will defend these actions, or simple say I do not understand Gods ways but he loves us. Some will argue that all these acts were the God of the OT and the NT Jesus is LOVE. Well buddy, it’s still the same God! What is physically, mentally, and morally wrong with these people?
I'm looking at your picture.
Do you sprout horns at night?
Your eyes balls are black and I can't tell if you have eliptical pupils.
Could you be? Oh my gosh! could you be.........HIM?
At one point this entity murdered all but a handful of the earth's inhabitants in another rage. Apparently he was having another one of those "I am omnipotent" moments.
hey bible is word of god and so are other books...it doesnot matter what god does during noah era or this era or coming era..HE is god and has right to kill as many as he wants to...who are you and me to ask that question...
I am a man of logic and reasoning and apparently a superior moral standard compared to the mythological God from the bible.
ofcourse you are otherwise you wont have started the topic...i was just kidding...religious god is myth but it works...
How does it work...well how is complex question since humans have not lived without god since it began its journey...first natural phenomena were considered to be operated by some operator and each had its own god...there was rain god , fire god , even sun was considered to be god...in same lines worshipping ancestors too was prominent...we still see that in many societies...if we look at powers of these dieties...it was like ability to bypass opaque things , ability to create things from nothing , their blessing became reality and so on....as humans evolved gods evolved too...from operators came controller of operators...it became from many gods to few gods to one god...concept remained same...having powers which humans dont have...i guess questions like why i am here , what after death , carving of eternal life or this is not final life etc etc led to seek answers which led to creation of concept called god...there are many unanswered questions and religion claims to answer that...it has worked to satisfy most but there have been seekers who move beyond ...they want answers which can satisfy logical faculty...as they seek and bring answers , slowly old deities phase out and its place is taken by new ones...
The point is: No matter what believer's morals are(because most moral people see these things as objectively heinous) they are frightened into a situation of 'love God or else'
This is clearly a post-hypnotic suggestion...and mind control that has an extreme power, that is frightening.
I see nothing new here in your rant. Others here have beat you to the punch, time after time, labeling God-fearing people as idiots and as "wrong". It's getting very transparent.
There isn't any benefit to religion. Only lies and false hopes.
What's the beneift? What can religion provide that nothing else can?
But true Faith can! Looks like you haven't gotten to the point where you realize that being a Christian isn't just about being "religious"; it's about Faith in the One who gave His life for you.
“sigh” So now your stating that there isn’t any benefit, it’s about faith? Faith to a God who created a son to be sacrificed for his (Gods) mistakes forever perishing sacrificial sacrifices. Great point you made.
Are you saying mankind is God's mistake?
Would you prefer to have been created without the option of making choices?
1st I don’t believe in any God.
2nd The God in the bible created a faulty imperfect creation and then punished his creation for its deficiencies.
...If you don't believe in God, then....why aren't you lookin' for someone else to blame for the "faulty creation"?..
Then what do you think persuaded you to ask the question "Why love God?"
Come on now. You know there's something to this "God" concept. Even your picture is in contrast to it.
‘Sigh” It was a rhetorical question. You cannot love a God that doesn’t exist. You can figuratively love the concept of a God as long as you know the definition of the God you imagine I guess.
My picture is in concept of a God? My picture was from Halloween I was dressed as a Satyr. It has nothing to do with a God.
I said it's in contrast to the God you claim doesn't exist.
A satyr? Isn't that considered a "god"? As in, more like Satan the god of this world?
Honestly, I agree. The entire Noah's Ark story is particularly troubling. So God decides that 98% of the population is "corrupt" and has to die. How is that different from a crazy dictator deciding that 98% of his own country just aren't good enough and gassing them?
The Deity in the bible is nothing more than a bipolar, schizophrenic, Tyrant!
And a psychopath to boot as far as I can see!
Hey! Even bipolar, schizophrenic tyrants are not that bad.
At least they have insanity as an excuse.
My suggestion would be to try loving god while not believing, you begin to see the ability to love the concept, the precious moments pastel God of your childhood, before the hell and damnation teachings. It's easy enough to love the concept of a cuddly caring parent God even tho that just don't actually exist but the idea is nice.
Why love God
because the Creator-God Allah YHWH is so loving and merciful
The Creator-God is loving and merciful; and it is factual:
[1:1] In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.
[1:2] All praise belongs to Allah, Lord of all the worlds,
[1:3] The Gracious, the Merciful,
[1:4] Master of the Day of Judgment.
[1:5] Thee alone do we worship and Thee alone do we implore for help.
[1:6] Guide us in the right path —
[1:7] The path of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy blessings, those who have not incurred Thy displeasure, and those who have not gone astray.
http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/sh … r.php?ch=1
How is murder, wrath, and hate the same as love? Where is the factual information you claim? Only scripture and scripture is not evidence to any God/s
I am fairly certain I have incurred it's displeasure - seeing as I think this is complete nonsense.
Wot will it do ter me fer not beleebin? I know it is only merciful to believers - right?
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