RE: Bible has some shocking 'family values' - Finally, Some Sensible Writing
10th January 2012, 16:51
(8th January 2012, 20:57)ThomM Wrote: People who have actually read the bible - learn quickly that the god of the bible is by far one of the most evil and demented fictional characters ever developed in literature.
THe bible says that the son is NOT resposible for the sins of the father.
I'd like to address both these points.
From my time within Christendom, it's true to say that the God of the old
testament does indeed appear to be some kind of psycho. However, the God of the new
testament is rather different. God the Father (who tears up pretty much everything and everyone in the old testament) appears to be into hate-crimes, while God the Son ( hippy Jesus) is into peace and love, and is available to do magic tricks at your kid's bar mitzhvah.
Your second point. Yes, the bible does say what you say it does. However, this is one of those verses that Christians and atheists alike like to cherry-pick. There are a number of verses within the bible that actually say the opposite.
In any case, that quote you've given was something God said after
he drowned all the little children and their cute little pet puppies and kittens. So I guess God would say that's not really something you could use against him in evidence.