Originally posted by SpiritofEnoch
"Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn
"'a man against his father,
a daughter against her mother,
a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law— a man's enemies will be the members of his own household.'
Interesting how for a God who proclaims infinite knowledge, positive attributes and love; he rarely shows any of those things. Instead you see
genocide, mass murder, executions, torture, slavery, & a host of other more detailed atrocities; all ordained by the Almighty. God has ALLOWED all of
this to happen, and did so with foreknowledge. And after he let loose his fallible, sinful creations, he then pretends to be the untainted outside
observer who's going to save humanity (by destroying it)..... Sounds like a sick game to me.
"Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my
sake will find it.
I find this particular verse repulsive & intellectually insulting. Why would any rational person love an imaginary entity more than their own flesh
and blood? I'm stunned at how God expects people to love him unconditionally, despite the countless reasons as to why we would choose not to. One of
the main ones being he's ordering people to love him (accept his "gift"), or else you'll be tortured for eternity. If any human parent acted
towards their child in the same manner that God does, they would be perceived as a demented monster. Even a rebellious child doesn't deserve to be
thrown into a brick oven, let alone for eternity....