"My Way Or the Highway"

Actually I prefer what is called the "Old Testament" - or Torah - to the New Testament.  The New Testament is all about grace and forgiveness and if you toe the line and obey the rules JC punches your ticket and you go to the big clambake in the sky.  Very chummy.  The God of the Old Testament - now this is a guy you don't mess with!  If you do, he smotes you.  Just ask Job, who was driven to point of madness because God and Satan put a little wager on his soul.  Ask Abraham, who was sent to slit his son's throat as a practical joke.  The God of the Old Testament is a God who acts like a God, he rains fire, he sends floods, he turns a chick into a pillar of salt!  Best of all, he doesn't have a reason and he doesn't need a reason.  The deal is - he's God, either get with the program or hit the road.
ElLagarto ElLagarto
56-60, M
9 Responses Aug 6, 2007

'Iyyov (Job) put it perfectly, both good fortune and bad fortune come from the Deity. It, along with the rest of the Miq'ra, i.e. Tanakh, make it clear that the concept of "Satan" is merely a being who is used to punish those who disobey the Deity. There is no rebellious spiritual being at war with the Deity, the only creatures that rebel against the Deity are us, humans, who have been given free-will, the will to either do that which is right or wrong.

'Iyyov (Job) put it perfectly, both good fortune and bad fortune come from the Deity. It, along with the rest of the Miq'ra, i.e. Tanakh, make it clear that the concept of "Satan" is merely a being who is used to punish those who disobey the Deity. There is no rebellious spiritual being at war with the Deity, the only creatures that rebel against the Deity are us, humans, who have been given free-will, the will to either do that which is right or wrong.

YEah, you'd ALMOST think He is a She! ;P

Very moody as well - seems random at times.

The Old testament God got so many more things done than these days ... take the story of Noah .. God says .. Grrrr this all wrong .. time to start to again .. where's those floods I had put away for a rainy day :-p .. Goes finds Noah .. OI YOU .. get your family together, build a boat there's gonna be some water action .. oh and by the way ... I need you to pack up some 50,000 species for me .. dont worry you dont need to collect them I'll send then to you .. you'll have a day to cram em in .. you sort out the feed and mucking details ... what ?? what do you mean what will they eat after the flood ... DONT BOTHER ME WITH DETAILS !!!! <br />
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Nothing motivates more than a pissed God .. Noah the miracle removalist ...

The Book of Job is another favorite. God and Satan have a bar bet. ""Boils! How ya' like me now, Job?"

Its true old testament God was a real hands on DIY kinda deity ... you just dont get that with these modern religious texts ... Godliness by inference pah!!!<br />
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I want to know what my Gods all about ... with examples ... <br />
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Hey Lot, hows the family ... no kidding ... table Salt .. wow man, harsh but fair ..

Hi Becca: Nobody likes being smoted. Just ask Pharoah what happens when you mess with Mr. G. Flies, locusts, cattle disease! Not pretty.

LOL. Beautiful.