Sionnach Glic wrote:So God can do nothing immoral?
of what I was getting at. It's difficult for me to describe, because we're talking about things that are, according to my belief system, beyond the ken of the human brain. Similar reason as to why Jews have no portrayals of the appearance of G-d. Sure, for the sake of discussion, we could say that things G-d has done are immoral by our own standards; but further than that, I believe that applying our own standards to G-d is an excercise in futility.
I know this is a slippery thing, and that for atheists the idea of accepting a tenet simply on faith goes against the grain. Let me put it in the reverse situation and see if it's clearer:
We in general would consider making love to someone, and then killing them and eating their body, to be immoral. However, we'd be considered lunatics if we proclaimed mantises and black widow spiders to be sinners for doing that very same thing. What those animals do isn't immoral, because they can't be judged by a human moral compass. Flip it and go higher up the chain rather than lower, and it's sort of what I'm saying about G-d.
As I said, if you want to say that for argument's sake, Old Testament G-d kicked ass six ways from Sunday, and did things that we would generally consider immoral, then fine. My point is that we can discuss this all you want; but for us to go from "G-d" did some bad things" to "G-d is an immoral being" doesn't fly.
IMHO as a believer, of course.
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