1. Standard memberStregone
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    22 Jul '07 21:18
    The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully. ~ Pg. 31
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    22 Jul '07 21:39
    Worse than Voldemort?
  3. Standard memberKellyJay
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    22 Jul '07 21:51
    Originally posted by Stregone
    The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully. ~ Pg. 31
    Yea, that fictional god is bad, you should get the see the real God in the OT, that one is just and holy.
    Kelly
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    22 Jul '07 22:01
    Originally posted by Stregone
    The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully. ~ Pg. 31
    It's a complete lie, told by a liar, to anyone that will believe it.
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    22 Jul '07 22:10
    Originally posted by josephw
    It's a complete lie, told by a liar, to anyone that will believe it.
    Why do you think he would say such things?
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    22 Jul '07 22:12
    Originally posted by kirksey957
    Why do you think he would say such things?
    His pants are on fire.
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    22 Jul '07 22:32
    Originally posted by kirksey957
    Why do you think he would say such things?
    Spiritual blindness mainly, which causes him to perpetuate the misrepresentation of God.
  8. Standard memberscottishinnz
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    22 Jul '07 22:39
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    Yea, that fictional god is bad, you should get the see the real God in the OT, that one is just and holy.
    Kelly
    It's the one in the OT. Do you deny he did any of those things?
  9. Standard memberscottishinnz
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    22 Jul '07 22:40
    Originally posted by josephw
    It's a complete lie, told by a liar, to anyone that will believe it.
    Yet God himself does all those things. he kills children, he boasts about his jealousy. He kills people on a whim, quite often, in fact.
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    22 Jul '07 22:41
    Originally posted by josephw
    Spiritual blindness mainly, which causes him to perpetuate the misrepresentation of God.
    It's in the bible! How can it be a misrepresentation?!
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    22 Jul '07 22:52
    Originally posted by josephw
    Spiritual blindness mainly, which causes him to perpetuate the misrepresentation of God.
    Do you think Tammy Faye would love Richard Dawkins?
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    22 Jul '07 23:02
    Originally posted by scottishinnz
    It's in the bible! How can it be a misrepresentation?!
    Everyone knows that the bible can be made to say anything. And it is.
    But it is intellectually dishonest to label God with those attributes and characteristics that can only be applied to man.

    God is good. Man is bad. It's that simple. Do you think I am God's apologist? Nothing about God as told in the bible is acceptable to an atheist. All I can tell you is that your understanding is biased out of control, and is narrow minded.

    Don't take that personally.
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    22 Jul '07 23:07
    Originally posted by josephw
    Everyone knows that the bible can be made to say anything. And it is.
    But it is intellectually dishonest to label God with those attributes and characteristics that can only be applied to man.

    God is good. Man is bad. It's that simple. Do you think I am God's apologist? Nothing about God as told in the bible is acceptable to an atheist. All I can tell y ...[text shortened]... understanding is biased out of control, and is narrow minded.

    Don't take that personally.
    I don't.

    Tell me, though. What part of killing the firstborn was "good"?
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    22 Jul '07 23:12
    Originally posted by kirksey957
    Do you think Tammy Faye would love Richard Dawkins?
    You know, everybody says christains are supposed to love everybody, but that is hard to do. Sure, I say the spirit of Christ indwells me, and consequently I love my fellow man. And in that spirit I do. But I reserve the right to hate what I know is plainly the work and influence of Satan.

    As far as Tammy is concerned, she was probably a good christian. In spite of her faults. We all have them. Gotta leave a little wobble room.
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    22 Jul '07 23:14
    Originally posted by josephw
    Everyone knows that the bible can be made to say anything. And it is.
    But it is intellectually dishonest to label God with those attributes and characteristics that can only be applied to man.

    God is good. Man is bad. It's that simple. Do you think I am God's apologist? Nothing about God as told in the bible is acceptable to an atheist. All I can tell y ...[text shortened]... understanding is biased out of control, and is narrow minded.

    Don't take that personally.
    When you say that "God is good and man is bad. It's that simple", isn't it really a lot more complicated than that?
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