Whether the Hebrew God exists or not, you can't really say his character is one that you would call "good," in any manner that you analyze him,
I can certainly understand your statements about the Hebrew God.
I researched the origins of the Old Testament too.. I think that many
people on ATS have done that. I certainly don't think much of
the prophet Elisha calling upon the Lord to have angry bears
maul innocent children to death for making fun of his bald spot.
I don't think much of the mass genocides; the mass rapes; the
endorsement of slavery; the trading of women like cattle;
the endorsement of incest by multiple patriarchs. I don't care
for any of that.
I think it's fair to say that most people, whether religious or
not, either don't read the Old Testament (oftentimes by
the advice of their pastor -- mine recommended that back
40 years ago..) or shudder when asked about it and at best
say, "it's a mystery" or "that was the old covenant" or something
of that nature.
I myself don't see any value in comparing various symbols with
each other (good/evil/God/Lucifer/Satan/Jesus/holy man
of choice). I really don't care which symbol is which.. Symbols
are not the reality.. and the symbols have been so corrupted
they no longer serve any useful function.
If humans are to be 'rescued from evil', then the battleground
is to understand the true enemy -- the memes which suck all
the life out of people and turn them into trash, when in fact
they are just innocent animals like all the others.
Now if you wish to wage combat on your terms -- in the manner
of the Gnostics and other modern groups --- I can understand
why you would want to do that.
For me, if a person is completely bamboozled by memes, that
doesn't mean that I might not be able to reach them with
love and kindness... but that possibility won't exist, if I call
their God Evil, or their Savior the Devil. Well it probably
doesn't exist no matter what I do.. once those memes get
embedded it's nearly impossible to communicate to a person;
the 'memes' defend their foothold and the person has basically
no free will; they are owned lock stock and barrel by the
memes, while they make all this noise about supernatural
evil, which few people ever actually have to encounter -
others fight their battles for them.
Well, it's late.