There's a lot of anthropomorphization even in the
deepest theology -- e.g., a "jealous" God.
When the Bible wanted to lay down equivalent
punishments, it did -- e.g., for killing someone
else's slave, and for harm caused by a runaway
animal. So "an eye for an eye" means just that.
Do the Ten Commandments say anywhere not to
cause pain to other living creatures, or not to
destroy the Earth?
Is what was good enough for humankind's moral
and spiritual evolution 2-3000 years ago (e.g., the
Torah) good enough now? (Of course, we've yet
even to obey the Torah!)
The common person on the street today has a
higher level of morality regarding slavery than did
Moses or Jesus. What does this mean? Or, is it
just that the collective consciousness does, and
many individuals would still own slaves if they
I don't believe the earth is flat, and I don't believe
in slavery, or that homosexuals should be
executed, or that God loves the smell of burning
dead animals. I'm more advanced than either the
person (God?) who wrote the Bible, or the people
for whom it was intended; in the latter case, I'm
ready for something new.
Spiritual nursery school.
God must be the biggest terrorist ever because he
killed all the first-born -- including civilians,
children and animals -- of an entire nation for
a political-religious goal, and before that he
killed all sentient beings, save those on the ark;
not to mention his ordering genocide and then
complaining when it wasn't carried out, and
in another instance after his order of genocide
was carried out, complaining that the animals
were spared!
The world would have been better off had there
never been Jews, because then there wouldn't
have been Christianity and Islam and all those
wars and hatred, and Buddhism would have
spread with its non-fighting, no-kill-anything, be-
satisfied-with-a-little teachings.

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