Wednesday, January 30, 2013

God, have you stopped beating your Black wife?

Ran across a note about an evangelical Bible prof who penned a book for religion's cultured despisers about whether the God of the Bible is "angry, racist and sexist."


Next question?

Well, to be more serious, but only a little, the issue of divine wrath is a well-travelled theological path. Catholics have had to match the passionlessness of the metaphysical God with the quite visible range of emotions of the Biblical God. In both Testaments, by the way.

As for "racism and sexism", these are newly made-up ideological cartoons in the service of one group's gaining ascendancy over another. Since they have no actual moral content, whether God is or is not related to them is irrelevant.


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