03 January 2009

The God of the Old Testament

It is well known that the god of the old testament is awful.
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.
- Richard Dawkins [my translation]

As a scientist, Richard Dawkins would not say something which has no evidence support. Here are the biblical evidence.

jealous 嫉妒 and proud of it - 21 times in the bible
a petty 小動作 - 7 times in the bible
unjust 不公正 - 878 times in the bible (WOW)
unforgiving 無情 - 4 times in the bible
control-freak 控制狂 - Deuteronomy 28:15-68
vindictive 報復狂 - 7 times in the bible
bloodthirsty 嗜血 - 769 times in the bible
ethnic cleanser 種族清洗 - Deuteronomy 13:15 and 1 Samuel 15:2-3
misogynistic 看不起女人 - 16 times in the bible
homophobic 同性戀 Leviticus 18:22 and Leviticus 20:13
racist 種族主義 - 3 times in the bible
infanticidal 屠殺嬰兒 - 7 times in the bible
genocidal 種族滅絕 - 4 times in the bible
filicidal 殺死自己的兒子 - 5 times in the bible
pestilential 妄想 - 5 times in the bible
megalomaniacal 瘋狂 - 2 Samuel 22:8-11 and Ezekiel 38:23
sadomasochistic 虐待和受虐 - Ezekiel 23:34
capriciously malevolent 随意恶意 - 3 times in the bible
bully 橫行霸道 - Jeremiah 15:3 and Ezekiel 38:21-23

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