Wednesday, August 17, 2011
God said, "Oops!"
In order for this whole Christian thing to work, God must be perfect. God must be all-present, all-knowing, and infallible. If it were proven that God was able to make mistakes, even one, then the whole of Christianity would come crashing down. Questions would start to be asked and people would lose faith. The pastors, whose jobs rely on Christians believing and tithing would be at risk. No way they could let that cat out of the bag.
Unfortunately, the Bible itself reveals God to be just another bumbling guy, just like Thor or Zeus.
The proof is the verse in Genesis 6:6, which reads: The LORD regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled.
Christian theologians try to explain the words away by squabbling over the meaning of the Hebrew word for "regret". However, on the websites I researched for this blog entry, they all came to the same conclusion: God made a mistake. Then, in an attempt to cover it all up (sweep it under the rug), he drowned the whole lot of them... except for a few he thought might be able to fix it all again and become the wonderful children any God(father) would want. Guess he was wrong again.
Perfection must have had a different meaning in Hebrew as well.