Yahweh the Cruel

“Anyone who claims to admire and worship the biblical God has either abandoned all sense of moral judgment or has never actually read the Old Testament. Since most believers are good people, I prefer to assume the latter. I think the world would be a much better place...

God

I was mildly stunned recently when I read about a Christian lawyer who argued that we should not wear masks to protect against COVID-19. His reasoning? We are made in God’s image and he doesn’t wear a mask. Apparently it didn’t occur to him that God has zero risk of...

Consuming Fire

God is often referred to as a consuming fire. This is not because he’s the “angry and violent God of the Old Testament” so frequently cited by those who’ve not made serious efforts at understanding him. Anger is not the core of God’s being, though he does express it,...

God of Fire

We say, “all things in moderation.” Fire may be the best example for this little proverb. We use fire for so many reasons, though perhaps not quite so much as in the past. My old house still has piping used for gas lighting, for example. But even in 2020 most houses...