Fed Up With “God”
God is God, right? By that I mean that the Christian God, the Jewish G*d, the Islamic God… they are all one in the same being. All three religions share similar stories, prophets, beliefs…
Why then would this God tell different people different things?
He tells the Jews they are His chosen people. He gives the Christians His son to die for their sins. He tells the Muslims to establish His kingdom on Earth. He says ‘Thou shalt not kill’ to Moses, but then has Mohammed proclaim, ‘The sword is the key of heaven and hell; a drop of blood shed in the cause of Allah, a night spent in arms, is of more avail than two months of fasting or prayer…’
An omnipotent and omniscient being who created the Universe exists out of Space and Time (and, of course, SpaceTime). 1000BC, 30AD, 2006CE, ‘last week’ have no meaning to Him. The creator of the Universe exists at all Times and throughout all Space. He is the Alpha and the Omega. The Beginning and the End.
The word of God is the ‘Word of God’. The Creator of the Universe is perfect and cannot make mistakes. Clearly then what information he possess is correct at the first moment he reveals it to His Creation. He can’t ‘change His mind’.
The Torah, the Bible and the Koran are clearly all imperfect. One book says ‘An eye for an eye’, another says, ‘Turn the other cheek’. One book says that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah, was crucified and ascended to Heaven, another says that he was a prophet, *wasn’t* killed, yet ascended to Heaven alive. One book says that Christ is the end of the law for everyone who believes, then 600 years later someone else comes along who’s actually ‘the final prophet’. One book says that anyone who believes in the Koran, the Torah and Jesus, and ‘work righteousness’, shall have their reward with the Lord, later on the same book says ‘slay them (the infidels) wherever you catch them.’
Now either God has made mistakes which, if I believed in Him, I’d think was pretty damned unacceptable and I’d be seeking some kind of investigation into His suitability as Ultimate Power Over The Universe and might even urge for an impeachment process to begin immediately OR, as is actually the case, all of those books were written by *humans* who, as is obvious to all, are capable of extreme error (look at Hitler, Milosevic, Saddam and Paul McCartney’s post-Wings career for some examples of this).
At what point are people of all religions going to understand that they can’t use their belief in the infallibility of *their* god as a justification for behaving badly against other human beings? At what point are they going to take responsibility for their own actions and stop blaming some made-up deity? At what point are religious people going to wake up and realise that they are wasting their one and only life on a fantasy world? At what point are they going to accept that they are wrong?
I’m fed up with them all.