Christians who have read the OT, can you understand why many of us are skeptical?

when you add up the number of times your god has smited innocent people (whether among the "wicked" or not), can you understand why we cannot accept assertions of such a "benevolent" being? We are all also waiting for a credible explanation for the transition to the NT; a god who becomes a... show more when you add up the number of times your god has smited innocent people (whether among the "wicked" or not), can you understand why we cannot accept assertions of such a "benevolent" being?

We are all also waiting for a credible explanation for the transition to the NT; a god who becomes a daddy alone does not seem to be enough grounds to atone for past genocides for those not pre-inclined to sweep it all under the carpet.
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