God; Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely.

Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin and Pol Pot were all dictators with a habit of imprisoning, torturing and killing anyone who was not totally subservient..

Somewhat like the God of the Old Testament who was transformed by his PR department into the loving God of the New Testament yet still maintains, and exercises the right to imprisonment and torture. Most of these punishments are related to fire and brimstone in that ghastly gulag, “Hell”.

Of course, Hitler and Stalin and Pol Pot were quite content to stop the punishment and torture once the criminal was dead. YHWH or God or The Lord abrogates to Himself the right to continue these painful, humiliating and nasty punishments for all eternity.

An infinity of pain, the like of which we can barely comprehend here on Earth.

Not a nice person, this God being!

Richard Dawkins, writing in his book The God Delusion, described God thus: “The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”

As Sir Richard Francis Burton wrote, “The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.”

The God of the New Testament still demands total subjugation and an eternity of adoration or the Fires of Hell and the Lakes of Brimstone will be a punishment which last forever following Earthly death.

But he loves us! Unlike Pol Pot and Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler.

His PR Department tells us so.

Happy Easter/Passover/Pascha/

4 responses to “God; Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely.

  1. wanderingcoyote

    Great post! Love that Dawkins quote, too. It’s so true.

    Thanks, WC. It is quite interesting just how many people refuse to look closely at the god they worship


  2. And the twins joined at the hip … Dubya-Rumsfeld?

    They have not yet drifted into the realms of myth – unfortunately


  3. I hear this God bloke is handy to have on your side. Or is that just PR, too?

    Nothing like having God on your side.


  4. Ha! 🙂

    An interesting opinion expressed with great eloquence 😛


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