An angry, jealous, vengeful God of wrath…umm I don’t think so. Just human qualities assigned to God by humans for the purpose of control via fear.
The books of the bible were written by 40 authors over a period of approximately 2200 years. The oldest book of ‘Job’ was reportedly written in 2150BC, and youngest book of ‘revelations’ in 90AD. These God inspired books are called ‘autographs’ and were scribed upon stone, metal, clay and animal skins.
The writings of the autographs were copied, and then copied again and again to sustain the message. All original autographs have been either destroyed, lost, or have disintegrated. They were then compiled together and certain books were either included or omitted at the discrepancy of a committee of the highest church fathers.
The final product is a book that is compiled of favoured material, that is written in code (supposably in the tongue of angels), that is inconclusive, undefinable and intellectually intriguing at best.
At worst, a compilation of mythological stories that are completely open to interpretation and contain over 143 documented contradictions. Stories about a wrathful God whom may be offended by man, and whose ultimate plan is the test of living life with free will, to do only his will, otherwise face a second death resulting in the cancelling out of your individualised identity forever.
Religion asks people for their faith and to use the scriptures of the bible as a foundation to build their faith upon, yet in doing so they lose faith in themselves. By adhering to the truth in the bible they fail to adhere to the truth in themselves.
People can walk around quoting exact scriptures from the bible in reference to any topic of conversation yet the same people cannot even control their own emotions.
‘This is meant to be taken metaphorically’ is the excuse used by devout followers when a subject is questionable or unexplainable yet the same people profess that it is the ‘absolute word of God’ when they require moral justification on a subject.
The bible speaks of separation between man and God and exalts God above man. It places a mediator between man and God. It asks man to bow down to God when it is natural to jump in adulation. It places man above woman. And why is God male…
It speaks of punishment, wrath and judgement and of a God who needs acknowledgement through worship. It speaks of a war between God and the Devil using earth as the battle ground and mans souls as the spoils for the victor. It speaks of ascending to a place of divine perfection yet in the very same place (heaven) it states that there was a war.
It speaks of a God who created man imperfect and allows him to be constantly tormented and tempted by another evil creation which he allows to persist as a means of qualification for the reward of eternal life.
God (Geometrician-Of-Divinity) still talks to people today more so than she ever has done through an infinite number of ways. He is ever expanding and evolving and she can never be defined and conceptualised by any means, let alone a singular book.
The bible does have some beautifully written parables and it does have some undeniable truths. Problems will always occur when people hinge their entire world upon supposed conceptualised truths that have remained static in the face of a dynamic, ever evolving, state of consciousness.