Genesis 1:27 states: ' So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.' When in fact the opposite is true, it should read man created God in his own image. According to christian theologians the main attributes of God are omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence in plain English it means that he is all powerful, all knowing, and present everywhere. There are many ways I can use the very scriptures themselves to refute all of these claims, but that is not my goal for this post but I promise I will do that in a future post sometime soon.
My goal in this post is to address some of the lesser attributes of the biblical God. The attributes I am referring to are those attributes that are mirror reflections of the attributes of mankind in general. I would not like to waste your time here by analyzing and criticizing those benevolent attributes such as love, patience, sympathy etc. I will focus on the most negative and detrimental attributes of the biblical God, the very attributes that make mankind one of the ugliest creatures to ever walk the Earth. Those attributes that our parents tell us we should never feel or have toward anyone of our fellow human beings or animals that share this lovely planet with us.
One of the things I find most troubling about this biblical god is his ego, he seems to get off on the attention that is given to him by his many worshipers and does not hesitate to remind them where he freed them from. One of the things about being a successful Christian is that you have to be good at fanning Gods ego, he likes to be constantly reminded that he is great, and worthy of you ruining your good pair of slacks by kneeling in his presence at all times. There is a word for people like that, and it suits god just as well; it is megalomaniac, which in short is a pathological egotist.
Another thing god does not like is that you worship any other gods Genesis 20:9 for he is a jealous God. Being a man who has never suffered from jealousies I think that this is one of the most ridiculous and stupid sentiments of man, especially when it is directed towards a woman or lover of the same sex. Most psychiatrists and relationship experts would say that a person that is overly jealous suffers from confidence issues or low self esteem. Could it be possible that the biblical God suffers from such a stupid and I dare say asinine affliction? Gods own actions in the scriptures indicate to me that he does. Here is another thing that I think is stupid beyond belief, if he is the only one and true god then why would he be jealous of other gods created by men? Obviously they don't exist so why all the fuss? I guess you will have to ask a theologian about that one since they are the ones who claim to know the mind of god.
I feel that in today's world most Christians are misrepresenting the biblical God. They only tell you that he is love, peace, understanding, that he wants to save you and give you life eternal etc. What they don't tell you is that in Deuteronomy 4:24,25 it states that he is a consuming fire, he is jealous, and that you basically don't want to provoke him to anger. Now I don't know about you but isn't anger one of those negative emotions we are always taught to control? Don't we have anger management counseling for such things as lack of control? Based on Gods actions and his many tantrums over the pettiest of offenses I think that in today's world God could use himself a full course on anger management. Killing thousands for worshiping nonexistent gods, or for stealing, or for any other petty offense is way beyond extreme.