I think God is power-tripping. What do you think?

August 4, 2009 6:15pm CST
He's all omnipotent and omniscient, there is nothing to stop him. He goes and create a world full of people in his likeness (ego tripping???), tells them, "You have freewill and all, I give you a brain to think for yourself and a heart to feel for yourself but I shall throw you into the depths of hell if you don't love me or follow my rules. But I still love you, unconditionally." He makes it so complicated for all the people in the Old Testament giving them a rule for almost every single thing they do in life, then throws everything to the wind with the coming of Jesus and says let's condense everything to Love one another as you love yourself and love God above everything else. I was born a Catholic, studied in a Catholic school for 15 years of my life, thought I got everything down pat when I joined the true Christian faith in my late teens and early twenties, but the more I think about it the more it does not make sense to me. I'm told by a lot of people that I cannot possibly understand God in his entirety and I am probably committing a grave sin right now by being as blasphemous as this but I just don't get him. I don't think I even like him anymore.
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@EvanHunter (4028)
• United States
11 Oct 09
Well, I don't believe hell is anything more than the grave and a state of mind. The ten commandments was added to keep everyone in line so to speak, the bible says they weren't added for perfect but because of transgression. But even giving rules of thumb don't make you spiritual perfect and that's why we needed an example like Christ. I used to feel that god was this old guy with a beard sitting on a throne throwing down lightening bolts when he was offended but the truth is he has put up with a lot out of humanity and has just watched most of the time waiting for the big day. I know now that God is a spirit and we are meant to be spiritual not self absorbed, materialistic, greedy human beings that most of us have become. If you have children I am sure there has been times you have had to discipline them and times where you weren't too happy about things that they have done but the fact is you still love them.
• Philippines
11 Oct 09
I know. Perhaps it was a matter of perception and the experience of the mediums used during the Bible times that has painted a confusing picture of God for me. I do hope to still find out more about the real deal.