It’s been quite some time since I posted a God related posts in this blog. I remembered the last time I posted about this particular topic, it is about whether moral is subjective or objective. And to that revelation, now I shall elaborate the morals which God entails in the bible of mankind.
Being a God in most of the bibles, requires one to be omnipotent, benevolent, merciful, just, and all other loving things you can come up from your mind. However, the reality seems pretty bleak. The personality that humans presume from God is rather controversial in either the reality of life or in the bible itself.
In this post, I will do a breakdown on how controversial God’s personalities as claimed to be by major theists group are. The personalities I assemble are majorly from the big 3 religions Christian, Judaism, and Islam since the God which these religions represent are somewhat similar in terms of general perspective of moral. This discussion might be a bit bias to attacking Christianity viewpoint, but I’ll try to keep it general most of the time.
1. The Narcissistic God
To me, God has a narcissistic personality disorder. All of his commands to humankind is to worship and idolize him day and night. If you for one bit question his authority, then there will be severe punishment awaiting for you. God has unequivocally shows the symptoms of Narcissistic personality disorder such as:
- Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)
- Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
- Believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)
- Requires excessive admiration
- Has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations
- Is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends
- Lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others
- Is often envious of others or believes others are envious of him or her
- Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes
God thinks that he is very important, that he needs full admiration from human. Forget being a good man and helping each other in need, if you are not a believer of his power, then you are not good enough to receive his blessing. God doesn’t like people who question or criticize him. He expect you to comply with his decision and no doubt shall crossed in your mind. God doesn’t care about others. Look what is happening in Africa with all the starving and war. Is that how a benevolent God should act? More elaboration of God’s narcissistic personality can be read in this link.
2. The Ignorant God
God is basically ignorant to the world he created. He is either ignorant, or he is just too weak, or maybe he just loves watching football. Everytime, I watch sports and look at the winning team’s comment, he will always praise God for making his team win the championship, while somewhere in Africa, thousands of people are starving to death. If you think God is just, then he has some priority issues. How could God prioritize to favor some ball game while he leaves other people starving?
3. The Hypocritical God
God is claimed to be merciful and forgiving to mankind. Yet, there is hell to torture people who sinned. This just makes God a sick guy who loves torturing people who don’t obey his command. Not to mention, you will spent eternity in hell for not believing in God. I, for one, am not a fan of the death penalty or a stoning punishment so the concept of hell is rather a disturbing notion to me.
Also, God is notorious for killing so many people that there is full of bloodsheds in the bible. There are so many verses in the bible that describes God as a very angry man slaughtering thousand of people. If God is really all that loving, this kind of act doesn’t put well on his resume.
4. The Sociopathic God
God, somehow has a multiple personality disorder. He created the universe with all the goods and the bads. He creates diseases which for example, people with no arms or legs since they were born. If he was just and all loving, why does he do this? What sins that a newborn did to deserve such disease when he is born. Is God testing them by giving all the agony and pain just to make sure that they will obey to him and beg for his forgiveness? If yes, then we have one sick God who loves torturing people just to test their faith.