I'd like your view on the idea that the old Testament describes not one but at least 2 and maybe more "Gods" ...
the reason for this. how could anyone's God possibly ask someone to commit a nasty crime ... yea, an illegal action. an act contravening the word and direction of the law. an act to injure innocent people, folks who were innocent in fact.
and this, for what? ..... to "prove some kind of lesson" ... ?
now I ask, is this any way for a God to behave. I say, nay it is not.
and in fact I go further much further by opinioning (not onion, opinion) that this would actually describe the very antithesis of anyone's decent view of God.
God does not begin with a serious crime in order to later lead to some good.
God begins with a good. in fact this is the nature of God, as well laid out in the best possible hypothesis.
if anyone says God needs to involve someone in a homicide (and upon an innocent person to boot, to shoe even) then that is assuredly not God.
so what we have is 3 major monotheistic traditions (Judaism, Islam, and Christianity) all based on a big lie. the lie is also known as "Abraham's curse".
in terms of BPWH I guess the upshot is that it leads us to an AHA moment when we say, aha- the king has no clothes. it's all a fraud. God does not order crimes to be committed in his/ her name, otherwise both the perpetrator of the crime (in this case Abraham) plus the fake god who ordered the crime (incitement to a felony) , would BOTH be in jail ... and jail is clearly no place to have your object of worship.
(... for one thing, he finds it very difficult to collect his offerings while incarcerated)
so by logic, the BPWH places a prior God to these fake monotheism gods.
that earlier God was genuine and was of the light.
ah. a real God. and what of all these fake versions that fill pews across the land? whose false gods are these?
should we even ask, or should we remain silent upon this weighty subject?
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