Originally posted by darvlay
Inspired from another thread:
Originally posted by SwissGambit
...Does he [God] feel the need to explain every single thing he does in detail? Why should he? Surely we can figure some things out for ourselves.
Response from josephw
Why? Because He wants us to know the truth.
Surely if God wanted us to know the "truth" of his existenc ...[text shortened]... for us to know the "truth". The two seem incompatible to me.
Am I way off base on this?
according to some people on this site, god is mean. god is obtuse. god is a sadist. god likes ignorant people. god does a half-assed job. i don't like those people.
to support the above, here is some things that god does.
-god creates a world in such a way in which he is required to intervene on a constant basis. he let's sisters and brothers and cousins have incestous relations and then makes sure that the kids don't end up retarded or with genetic diseases.
-even if he constantly intervened in the old days
-god creates light without a light source. then remembers light should come from somewhere and makes the sun and stars.
-god creates the world 6000 years ago but then scatters fossils around, geo data and more to suggest the earth is a lot older just to screw with us.(test our faith of course)
-makes abe barbecue his son to test his faith. the reason behind this was that the omniscient god would see whether abe was enough of a fanatic killer willing to kill his own son. which makes us wonder what manner of followers god wants.
-the Job story was one of my favourites: sees a man without flaw, devout in his belief and what does he do? he pushes him and tortures him until he cracks.
i could go on.
these people i don't like consider the bible is to be taken literally. as in all of it is true and happened exactly as it is written. except some parts that are metaphors. and some parts rendered obsolete by jesus's teachings. and some parts that were misinterpreted to justify horrible acts. the problem is that you, the atheist or average person are too stupid, heathen, infidel to understand the meaning behind the bible. your judgement has been clouded by satan, modern society, god, whatever and you cannot see the light until you accept jesus.