Sunday, 22 May 2011

God The Sadist Almighty

If we are to believe the Old Testament, the God of the Jews, Christians and Moslems is inerrantly omniscient; it knows all things past, present and future. It knows absolutely, and in every last detail, everything about you and your future.

If you’re bound for Hellfire, as all Christians, Jews and Moslems believe many or most of us are, the Biblical god has always known this, for all time, way before it created you. It created you in the sure and certain knowledge that you would end up being thrown into the fiery lake of Hellfire.

How then is this god any different to a man whose hobby is breeding kittens to throw them into a fire, or to pour petrol (gasoline) on them and throw a match onto them? If you knew of such a man in your street, what would be your opinion of him?

Would you tell your children to look to him for moral guidance? Would you feel safe in his presence? Would you build wonderful buildings to meet with other admirers and sing songs in his praise? Would you constantly praise him and tell him what a wonderful person he is?

Or would you notify the authorities, try to put a stop to his sick, sadistic activities and warn your children not to go near him or any of his friends or associates?

It would be astonishing if even the primitive Bronze Age tribal nomads whose traditional creation myths were eventually written in the earliest versions of the Bible, believed such a sadistic monster could be a source of morality. In all probability, they were not writing about a loving, moral god, but an object of fear which needed to be controlled with the protective spells, incantations and rituals which random chance had convinced them were the only way to control this capricious, unpredictable, dangerous monster who was about as controllable, predictable, and loving as any other volcano.





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17 comments :

  1. This is my favorite one. I linked this post to a Christian friend and she just logged out of Gtalk and has been ignoring me ever since. Religion = escapism = ignorance = self-deception.

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  2. The main problem with God as omniscient, is that he has also given humans free will. If you believe you have free will, than you cannot believe that God is all knowing, because he can't know your next action. If you believe God is omniscient then you don't believe you have free will, and everything in your life is determined. So, either God is omniscient OR we have free will, can't have both.
    So much fallacy, shame about God's creators not having sense.

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  3. Rosebud. Preaching again to the unconverted with the breath that God himself graciously gave you. Bless you. Jesus is waiting for you. There is still time to turn rather than burn.

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    1. Thank you for your smugly bigoted sanctimonious condescension. I hope it helped you feel better about yourself; it's just a pity that you need to try to do it at the expense of others but I understand that's a fundamentalist Christian trait.

      Is there any sign of you finding the courage and integrity to answer those simple questions I put to you all those months ago yet? They can be found here: Questions Christians Struggle (Or Refuse) To Answer.

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  4. It gets worse. The bible says that God has created the wicked for the express reason of promoting HIS glory through THEIR destruction. I quit christianity because I cannot love a monster. I tried to walk the walk for 30 years but I can't do it any more. I believe the MAIN REASON people stay in christianity after they actually READ the bible is because they are too afraid of the extra-horrendous punishment that awaits apostates after they leave their faith behind. I wish I'd never even heard of Jesus because his father is nothing like what I was told he was like in the beginning. It's buyers remorse of the worst kind.

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  5. I have so many comments... from a believer who has finally opened his eyes and questioned his beliefs. This awakening at 45. Can you email me your email address and I'll share with you? You can then decide to post or not. Mplsmndude @gmail.com

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  6. Rosa...send me your email or even a alternate and I'll compose my comments....may take a whole page....If you decide to post

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    1. Or you could post it on your blog and just provide a link...

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  7. Don't have a blog. That's OK. Just know how much I'm re thinking all I was taught.

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  8. That's ok. Don't have blog. Just know how much I'm questioning all I was taught as child.

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  9. OK Rosa,
    Here's my blog. My very first. What do you think?

    http://minnesotadude.weebly.com/

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    1. I mean about the thoughts and content. I hope it made sense it did to me. Sorry it's my first attempt in questioning my whole life's belief system.

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    2. It's good to question. I suppose the real question to ask is how do we really know. I'd be willing to bet that most religious people never really ask themselves how they really know anything about their favourite god. They've been brought up to believe things and just assume that someone somewhere at some time did the work of actually finding out, or they've fallen for the notion that 'faith' is a virtue; that somehow believing without reason or evidence is good.

      It's not, of course. It's simply cultural arrogance and a device to stop you questioning the things you are told to believe without reason or evidence. No sane person could live a life outside religion based on the assumption that whatever they guess must be right without evidence. No one could possibly live a normal life like that. If you could, you wouldn't need your senses and faculties of reason.

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  10. GOD created flu virus, tuberculosis bacteria and cancer etc FOR US. All HAIL GOD!

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  11. That is only a teeny weeny part of all god has determined for all of us. In his infinite cruelty, he has reserved more for us, culminating in a never-to-be-extinguished hell fire. Such a loving god! "... capricious, unpredictable, dangerous monster who was about as controllable, predictable, and loving as any other volcano." You couldn't have put it better! I like it.

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