Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Weak gods

I had posted this thought as a comment (Misty Battlefields...), but now think that it ought to be a separate piece, so as to be more visible. All of the killing to defend Allah shows that he must be a very weak god who needs people.

"Then the men of the city said unto Joash, Bring out thy son, that he may die: because he hath cast down the altar of Baal, and because he hath cut down the grove that was by it. And Joash said unto all that stood against him, Will ye plead for Baal? will ye save him? he that will plead for him, let him be put to death whilst it is yet morning: if he be a god, let him plead for himself, because one hath cast down his altar. Therefore on that day he called him Jerubbaal, saying, Let Baal plead against him, because he hath thrown down his altar."-Judges 6:30-32

Baal and Allah are both of them very weak gods who need people to kill in their defense.
7:58 PM

1 comment:

poetreader said...

And no matter how hard they try, they aren't going to prove they are not violent by exhibiting violence. That's not only weak -- it's plain nuts.