Thursday, December 18, 2014

If I Was God...#2

If I was God, I would not feel the need nor desire to murder my son in wrath, much less in premeditation, in order to forgive my children of a transgression.

To believe in the Genesis version of the Eden story, starring Adam and Eve, El/God, and the talking serpent, means believing that the transgression of Adam and Eve was eating a fruit from a tree that would give them the knowledge of good and evil like God possessed.  There are many problems with this story, of course, and to read more of my comments on this, check out my posts from my retired blog (which I will soon repost on this blog):

But for the purpose of this post, let's assume Adam and Eve were God's children, and they truly did something bad to upset him.  Is it moral to impute their transgression onto all their posterity?  One of my all-time favorite chapters in the entire bible is Ezekiel 18.  Of course Ezekiel was written a bit later than the first few books of the bible, and it certainly was written from a viewpoint of advanced morality.  Ezekiel 18—please do read it or review it—teaches that a son should not die for the sins of his father.  Never mind that many times God or his supposed servants do indeed punish sons or other relatives of those who have angered him or his servants.  

And then is it right to punish a separate person entirely, one who supposedly did nothing wrong, so that you don't take your wrath out on the person who did do what was wrong?  

So if one of my children did something to anger me and that broke one of my rules, would it be ok if I took another child, even if that innocent child agreed to be punished for the guilty, and punished him or her?  

I have no earthly idea I didn't reach this simple and obvious conclusion for so many years, until this year, but I see now more than ever how strongly people can be brainwashed, even when I was one who very carefully compared God and his supposed Firstborn and then man and a man's firstborn (which no doubt did lead to questions that bothered me, but never this one).  

I don't feel any need to murder my son to forgive anyone who transgresses against me.  Why does God, if he's so good?  Why am I so much more loving and forgiving than the bible god?  

If I was God, I would go to extremes to avoid killing any of my children. I certainly wouldn't murder my own perfect son to appease some anger-management problem I possessed so that I felt I could forgive other children or anyone else.

For a video demonstration that further makes my point, done by the talented DarkMatter2525, see Christian Justice on Youtube.

This has been #2 in the "If I Was God..." series at

Saturday, December 6, 2014

If I was God... #1

If I was God, and Abraham claimed to be sacrificing his son to me, when I stopped him, I would tell him he listened to the wrong inner voice, that only an evil voice would tell him to murder his son, and that he needed psychological rehabilitation, which I would require.

If Isaac was a forty-year-old adult (as he is according to the book of Jasher) then he would simply be released.  If he was a lad the way the book of Genesis portrays him I would put him into the custody of different parents or return him to his mother Sarah if she was deemed fit after an evaluation.

I certainly would not praise Abraham or any man or woman who murdered his or her child or attempted to do so, and anyone who claims to be an authority and orders another person to murder his or her son to show submission, obedience, or loyalty ought to immediately be recognized as evil and should be restrained by those who are good.

This has been #1 in the "If I Was God..." series at