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.


  1. The bible is written from human perspective inspired by God. This passage does not show God making a mistake but rather allows humans to see a reason behind Gods actions. Not that he doesn't know the future but is sadden by the choices of humans. You may say why did he create something knowing the outcome being sin. Plain and simple is choice. Love has to be a choice or it's not truly love or devotion. You can't force something or someone to love you not truly. To me these passages show Gods mercy. He could have said 'to hell with it" (pardon my pun) and destroyed everyone. But he did decide to in essence start over with those who had chosen to love him. This isn't about God making a mistake it's about God showing mercy to those who believed and God giving the world a second chance. The word regret here does not stand for mistake but for emotion-for the heavy heartedness that people chose to not love him.

  2. LOL - this is the funniest comment I've seen yet:

    ...this passage does not show God making a mistake... not that he doesn't know the future but is sadden[sic] by the choice of human...

    Please think about what you're going to say before spouting off and looking silly.

    God screwed up. He regretted his mistake. He either didn't know the future (which means he's not all-knowing) or more likely, doesn't even exist.

  3. You can laugh all you want but God did not screw up, humans did.