Dangerous Thought #5 – “Man Created God in His Image”

April 11, 2013.

I was a Christian for so many years. Yet, how did I miss this?

A closer look at the Old Testament reveals God to be an impossible ogre
No different from a regular stone age barbarian.

“Some boys came out of the town and jeered at him, ‘Get out of here, baldy!’ 
So he called down a curse on them in the name of the Lord. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the boys.”

(KINGS 2:23-24)

God kills all of the boys simply because a few shouted ‘baldy.’ 

“You shall purchase male or female slaves from among the foreigners who live among you…also the children..You may treat them as your property, passing them on to your children, they shall be a PERMANENT inheritance.…”
(Leviticus 25:44-46)

Buy people? Even children can be bought as permanent property?

And there are hundreds of passages like this which describe a God who has completely slipped past examination. What a curious trick religion has accomplished in managing to stifle questions and conversation about the brutality and viciousness of this God.

And how convenient that God’s desires so perfectly line up with the things the Barbarians were thinking of doing anyway.

Jesus could not have come to ‘fulfill’ this.

If so, he would be as evil as this god. Maybe worse.
These pages describe a vengeful god who, with encouragement of rape, genocide, fratricide, megalomaniacal pettiness and slavery could be no better than the primitive people he supposedly promised protection to.

And the Jesus story is clearly retrofitted onto this monster tale.
And the monster father, Yahweh, is a compilation of normal barbaric behavior typical for that part of the Roman Empire thousands of years ago.

God looks exactly like the people who must have created him.


About Atheist Max

I'm a former Christian who became Atheist in middle age. My blog is a journal of how I lost religion and discovered a better life. For Peace, Civility and the Separation of Church and State
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