I mean this, you know, as a metaphor:
EX 15:3, 17:16, NU 25:4, 32:14, IS 42:13 God is a man of war–he is fierce and angry.
RO 15:33, 2CO 13:11, 14, 1JN 4:8, 16 God is a god of love and peace.
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I feel compelled to note that this inconsistency is split (at least in this case) between the conceptions/understanding/portrayals of God in the Hebrew (Old bible) bible and the Greek (New Testament) bible.
Yes, there are many inconsistencies, but these two particular portrayals have historical and ideological grounding which, while inconsistent with each other, are more consistent within their context.
Tru dat. In fact, we spent a whole class session on this single issue in the fall semester, freshman year, General Education class. I feel compelled to note that this class is the one in which I used a fictional autobiography assignment to imagine myself as God.
I’m touched just to be mentioned…
Drek: Surely, you jest! Aren’t you the King of All Things Socio-blogg-er-ific This Year? Or do you cede to Jeremy, already? Is the crown heavy?
You know how it is- the surest way to keep people from listening to you is to be dubbed an authority.
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