Today there was a Christian blog which asked why God would give Christians two candidates, neither of whom is a genuine Christian.
He gave two possible explanations. One is that somehow, Romney or Obama will surprise us and lead the world to Christ. The second possible explanation is more like what we see in the Bible.
It is that God is angry at our sinful ways and has given us these two candidates in order to punish us. We will be punished because either one of them will lead us and our country to a painful end.
There is so much not to like about Christianity’s god character. It is supposed to “love” us, but is all about punishment. It’s not the kind of punishment included in good parenting manuals.
Instead, the god character tempts us, then punishes. If we wrote up the god’s principles of parenting and applied them to our small children, instructions would go like this: To teach children to follow orders, bake fresh cookies and place them all about your house. Count them carefully. Then, tell your children you are going out and they are to eat no cookies, even though you will be unable to notice if any are gone. When you return, count the cookies. If any are missing, whip your children.
This type of “love” and parenting if used today might result in children being removed from parents. But, the god is still does this and, so we are led to believe, we are the better for it.