christians face the genocidal tendencies of their loving god God part 2
I really don’t expect you to understand. You want to elevate yourself to God’s perspective. We are His creation, not His equal. If you were a potter and you shattered a pot you made, would you be an evil murderer? cateritforward
Isn’t it odd that in the midst of explaining how loving and wonderful their invisible god is, some Christians will tell you that they expect that their benevolent creator has every right to treat them as malevolently as it pleases? I’ve come across this on a number occasions, and it concerns me on a number of levels:
- Do they think it reasonable to compare sentient beings with inanimate objects?
- If they think the stronger, more intelligent being can do what it wants without reproach, how do they treat children or animals? Seriously, what kind of attitude is revealed in a comment like this?
- Placing these concerns to the side, if I were a potter and made a pot, but it didn’t turn out as I wished, would it say anything good about me if I smashed it in a fit of weird jealousy/rage/regret?
However, moving on, some more confusing input:
You sound as if he is bad to cast judgment, yet you want to judge Him. If He is not permitted to judge the righteous and the wicked, what makes you think you can judge the character of God?
Most Christians will spend hours telling you that without the influence of the benevolent creator god God, human beings would have no morals. Yet when anyone challenges the ethical standards of the god God as portrayed in the Bible, suddenly our personal sense of ‘morality’ becomes utterly meaningless. Who are we to judge this superior being and its actions?
Now, I don’t know about anyone else, but alarm bells ring all over my head when I speak to Christians like this. It’s one thing being a Christian along the lines of the egalitarian, non-materialistic, pacifist and generally loving* man-god Jesus Christ, as portrayed in the Bible. But it’s quite another thing that the model supporting the jealous and angry genocidal god God from the part of the Bible that treated all women like property, encouraged slavery and demanded stoning for ‘bad’ behaviour, seems to be gaining ground in some parts of the world.
Keep your eyes peeled people, Christianity has the potential to go wronger than it already is …
*Jesus killed a fig tree and also got violent in a temple, so he had his OT moments too