Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Preacher Says God is a Psychopath

Now here's a preacher I can tithe to. The Dean of St Albans, Rev Jeffrey John, recently said that the crucifixion makes God look like a psychopath:

"What sort of God was this, getting so angry with the world and the people he created and then, to calm himself down, demanding the blood of his own son?" Dr John said.

"And anyway, why should God forgive us through punishing somebody else? It was worse than illogical, it was insane. It made God sound like a psychopath. If any human being behaved like this, we would say they were a monster.

"Well, I haven't changed my mind since. That explanation of the cross just doesn't work but sadly, it's one that's still all too often preached."

Unfortunately, the guy is still a Godnut and he thinks he has a better explanation for crucifixion. But whatever. I still like the fact that this preacher sticks enough to his own common sense to realize that two wrongs don't make a right. In other words, spilling innocent blood to absolve the crimes of the guilty is not justice.


nullifidian said...

In other words, spilling innocent blood to absolve the crimes of the guilty is not justice.

Can I suggest a correction of this to read "the alleged crimes of the presumed guilty"? ;-)

Aaron Kinney said...

No problem Nullifidian. Although Im a bit lazy to go in to the settings and revise the post.

On the other hand, it could be argued that the spilling of innocent blood, or "paying the fine" as it were, would only occur after a conviction of guilt. ;)

beepbeepitsme said...

Not only is there the assumption that killing the innocent, (in this case his own son), will protect and save everyone else; but god supposedly killed HIMSELF. Seems god had suicidal tendencies.

And what sort of a sacrifice is it, assuming that the sacrifice of the innocent can save others, if the sacrifice doesn't stay dead?

breakerslion said...

God is the invention of control-freak, alpha male wanna-be, pathological liars in collusion with hallucinating whackjobs. It would be a genuine miracle if god wasn't criminally insane.

"Son, I'm pissed off at everyone on the planet and everyone who will ever be born. Hey, I already know who they are, and they piss me off. I've figured out a way to forgive them, but... well... you gotta die."

"Makes sense Dad. Here, have a cracker. Eat me."

Unknown said...

Love you guys.
My favorite revival preacher was a guy who always wanted me to stay a slut. He figured he was gonna need me after his gift for healing people got rusty.