I don’t want to remove the thing about Scripture that causes you the most trouble. You are wise to see something that counters our human understanding of “good” in the biblical God. Likewise, you are wise to challenge and wrestle with it. I merely caution that the nature of the Unmoved Mover is not likely to bend or break. The person fighting against Him, because he cannot fit the divine into his intellect and his definitions of “good,” is more likely to be bent–or worse yet, broken. My challenge to you is to face the offensive nature of Yahweh head on. Go here and read the last three verses of Isaiah. You will worship Him or hate Him–there is no middle.

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