Is Humankind worse than YHWH

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Is Humankind worse than YHWH

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  • If the book makes God into a buffoon who flies through the air partly exposing himself to some open-mouthed nomad somewhere or who shouts "I can see you!" to a cavemen or loses his temper and casts a spell on a woman turning her into table salt or gives Moses a chunk rock on which he has scratched some words or who says: "Know what I'd really like - a bit of your genitalia, please." - there is no need for proof. Laughter will suffice.
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Are the stories attributed to YHWH's actions worse than the stories attributed to human actions throughout history - and if so - are we focusing upon the wrong culprit and in doing so, being blinded by such bias?

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William wrote: Are the stories attributed to YHWH's actions worse than the stories attributed to human actions throughout history - and if so - are we focusing upon the wrong culprit and in doing so, being blinded by such bias?
For me it's an irrelevant question.

Why?

Because no matter how horrible humans might be, that's no excuse for a supposedly righteous, benevolent, and trustworthy God to be even the slightest bit less than perfect.

Secondly, in theism who created humans? If humans are so terrible no one can be blamed for that but the entity who created them. So any attempt to pin the blame of evil onto humans fails miserably.
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For me it's an irrelevant question.
Why?

Because no matter how horrible humans might be, that's no excuse for a supposedly righteous, benevolent, and trustworthy God to be even the slightest bit less than perfect.
That reasoning is irrelevant to the OPQ.

Why?

Because it doesn't address the OPQ.

Secondly, in theism who created humans? If humans are so terrible no one can be blamed for that but the entity who created them. So any attempt to pin the blame of evil onto humans fails miserably.

The question was specific to what we know of stories attributed to YHWH's actions and whether they worse than the stories attributed to human actions throughout history.

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The Biblical god character is an evil psychopath, no human is worse than it.

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RJG wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 6:11 am
The Biblical god character is an evil psychopath, no human is worse than it.
The question is:
  • "Are the stories attributed to YHWH's actions worse than the stories attributed to human actions throughout history?
Your short answer appears to be an opinion which suggests that the stories about YHWH actions are true and human history is a pleasantry in comparison....perhaps a case of being blinded by bias?

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William wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 2:40 pm
  • If the book makes God into a buffoon who flies through the air partly exposing himself to some open-mouthed nomad somewhere or who shouts "I can see you!" to a cavemen or loses his temper and casts a spell on a woman turning her into table salt or gives Moses a chunk rock on which he has scratched some words or who says: "Know what I'd really like - a bit of your genitalia, please." - there is no need for proof. Laughter will suffice.
    ~ marco

Are the stories attributed to YHWH's actions worse than the stories attributed to human actions throughout history - and if so - are we focusing upon the wrong culprit and in doing so, being blinded by such bias?
I'd say so. Humanity has only a certain amount of control. God has total control. Therefore, he's more responsible for more things that happen on this planet than people (which is not to say people are innocent).

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