I am glad you hold that idea. But he seems to like torturing a lot if you reject him.<quoted text>
I am so secure in my faith that I find no offense whatsoever in your words -- unlike so many others here of weaker faith.
I am sure that my God is the greatest and most moral, because my God has never ordered anyone to be killed, raped, or tortured.
It feels good being morally superior, and having proof.
What would you think of me as a person, if I said. Obey me or I will torture you for ever? Does that sound like a "good guy" to you? Sounds more like a psychopath to me.
Jesus has all the traits of an egomaniac. He is even jealous of his followers loving their wives and kids. He says that if you do not hate your children, parents, brothers, you can not follow him. If you love another God besides him he wants to destroy you. It is all about Jesus and his Godsize ego. Even his martyr act is nothing but wanting the whole world kissing his ass. That is what egomaniacs want, to be revered like hero's.
I think for a God he is pretty lousy when it comes to virtues. Yes he calls himself loving, but that does not mean any warmth but only "mercy". My love is that I will not torture you forever. the love he demands is obedience. Excuse me, but the way Jesus redefines love, makes it a far cry from real love.
It love the way psychopathic emperors would define it. Jesus is created in the image of Roman emperors. That is why Jesus compares God to a king all the time. And in one likeness he asks: what will the king do to people that do not obey him? And his disciples say: he will kill them. Yes, that is how Roman emperors ruled.
But if there is really a being that oversees the Universe and is supposed to be the very source of love and virtues, than this can not be Jesus. Jesus is more like the psychopaths idea of a God. Psychopaths admire power, and like to torture.
Psychopaths can relate to Jesus. Psychopaths do not feel for others by can not stand rejection, like Jesus. They want to be worshipped like Jesus. Their suffering must be a drama for everyone. All should shed tears for them. Look at the funeral of Kim Il Sung. He was an evangelist like is his parents. That is where he got his inspiration. He lived to be a Jesus. When the hero died it was a national tragedy for his believers.
those are real believers!