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    The Three Gods Of The Bible

    1. The wrathful, angry God. The God that commands murders, massacres and genocides.
    The God of mythology.

    2. The perfect God. Morally perfect, the God who loves us. The God who has all moral perfections, the God who is just, fair, merciful, compassionate and more.

    3. The God of deep theology. The God who chooses on a whim who will be the elect and who will not from the beginning of time. The Great Potter who mysteriously loves some and hates others. The God who hardens hearts. The God that predestines all.


    Now, how do sophisticated theologians propose to harmonize these three God of the Bible?
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    Obviously a god with serious mental problems (dissociative identity disorder) so a god in desperate need of psychotherapy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheerful Charlie View Post
    Now, how do sophisticated theologians propose to harmonize these three God of the Bible?
    Same way they deal with the Problem of Evil and a tri-omni god - one at a time.
    If you cannot justify the whole thing, solve for parts, then pretend they all add up yo one big solution.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheerful Charlie View Post
    1. The wrathful, angry God. The God that commands murders, massacres and genocides.
    The God of mythology.

    2. The perfect God. Morally perfect, the God who loves us. The God who has all moral perfections, the God who is just, fair, merciful, compassionate and more.

    3. The God of deep theology. The God who chooses on a whim who will be the elect and who will not from the beginning of time. The Great Potter who mysteriously loves some and hates others. The God who hardens hearts. The God that predestines all.


    Now, how do sophisticated theologians propose to harmonize these three God of the Bible?
    When you look at the biblical god as a reflection of the ancient patriarchal male then it makes perfect sense as to attributes of god. The male head of a family owned wife and children as property with the power of life and death.

    God is the image to be emulated by adult males.

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    You think there are only three portrayals of God in the Scriptures?

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    Also:
    Exodus 34:14 "Do not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Politesse View Post
    You think there are only three portrayals of God in the Scriptures?
    Sure, we can search the scriptures for various and conflicting claims about God. God is a spirit, no, God has a body and shows his ass to Moses. Which can be an interesting exercise, but the three deeper set of claims about the nature of God I am interested in here is more unsettling in my opinion. The primitive God of Genesis is far different from the "God is a spirit" of later Bible theology.
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    There's also Streaker God, in Exodus 33:21-3, who flashes his divine ass cheeks and lets Moses ogle 'em.
    It's in the BIBLE, Christians. It's in the BIBLE!!

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    whoops. NM>

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_bank View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cheerful Charlie View Post
    1. The wrathful, angry God. The God that commands murders, massacres and genocides.
    The God of mythology.

    2. The perfect God. Morally perfect, the God who loves us. The God who has all moral perfections, the God who is just, fair, merciful, compassionate and more.

    3. The God of deep theology. The God who chooses on a whim who will be the elect and who will not from the beginning of time. The Great Potter who mysteriously loves some and hates others. The God who hardens hearts. The God that predestines all.


    Now, how do sophisticated theologians propose to harmonize these three God of the Bible?
    When you look at the biblical god as a reflection of the ancient patriarchal male then it makes perfect sense as to attributes of god. The male head of a family owned wife and children as property with the power of life and death.

    God is the image to be emulated by adult males.
    Yes. Ultimately bible god is the abusive guardian that protects one from other would-be abusive guardians. Lots of christians say that all the thousands of gods are just manifestations of the one true bible god. So maybe they're onto something.

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