All topics related to atheism, agnosticism and secular living are welcome. God is an asshole. How do people believe in Christianity? Also, he sets up Adam and Eve to fail.
Pin on The Book
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
Why 'God' Is An Asshole
Why would anyone Worship a Mean-spirited Asshole? By JR, June, We grew up in America believing that sex is dirty, nasty and awful and that you should save it for marriage with the one you love — Butch Hancock. Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we called it the word of a demon, than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness, that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind; and, for my part, I sincerely detest it, as I detest everything that is cruel.
Trickster gods found in polytheistic belief systems often have a dystheistic nature. One example is Eshu , a trickster god from Yoruba religion who deliberately fostered violence between groups of people for his own amusement, saying that "causing strife is my greatest joy. Likewise, the concept of the demiurge in some versions of ancient Gnosticism is often portrayed as a generally evil entity. In conceptions of God as the summum bonum the highest good , the proposition of God not being wholly good would be an oxymoron. Nevertheless, in monotheism , the sentiment may arise in the context of theodicy the problem of evil , the Euthyphro dilemma or as a rejection or criticism of particular depictions or attributions of the monotheistic god in certain belief systems as expressed by Thomas Paine , a deist.