In my mind I don't think he is, but there are those who believe God will punish the sinners and those who are against him. If that is true, that really isn't a good way to get people to turn towards him is it? I don't think he is as merciless as some people claim him to be, but that's just me.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 4:53 AM on Jan. 21, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by Shaneagle777 at 5:55 AM on Jan. 21, 2010
Hateful no, a loving parent yes. If you had an older child who was doing things that disrupted your house, et al drugs, drinking, staying out past curfew, just to name a few things. Would you allow them to stay in your house? No as a loving parent you would try to get them the help they needed. After all else has failed you would kick them out just to try to protect the rest of your children. Knowing that no matter what you did they would not change. At this point they need to hit rock bottom to see the errors of their ways. Now if they came back fully repentive you would accept them with open arms.
Answer by oldermomof5 at 6:50 AM on Jan. 21, 2010
Answer by sahmamax2 at 7:20 AM on Jan. 21, 2010
Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 7:38 AM on Jan. 21, 2010
Answer by UKJWMamaO5 at 7:46 AM on Jan. 21, 2010
'he seems like a jealous child playing a board game.'
I agree with hazeldove...
I think he also sounds depressed, spiteful, tyrannical, angry and selfish which are human feelings and attributes; something a perfect supreme being would never feel or exhibit.
Answer by IhartU at 9:31 AM on Jan. 21, 2010
Answer by jenettyshome at 10:43 AM on Jan. 21, 2010
Answer by Imogine at 10:56 AM on Jan. 21, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:07 AM on Jan. 21, 2010
jenettyshome... GOD DOESN'T JUDGE? I thought that's what he was going to do when you die- judge you. As for him picking and choosing- there are many instances in the Bible where it speaks of God picking and choosing people for whatever reason that may be- including who is special to him. I understand the word God is synonymous with love in your eyes, but I and others just don't see it that way.
I don't believe in teaching love through pain, hurt, trials and tests. I don't think one has to experience bad in order to understand good and I don't think a loving parent would sit by and let the ones he loves suffers in order to teach them a lesson. I also don't think I am a lowly creature who's too stupid to fathom love and needs to be beat down in order to find it. Where you see love in the God of the Bible, I see nothing but torture... twisted and presented as 'love'.
Answer by IhartU at 11:18 AM on Jan. 21, 2010