Serious question for christians?
Here, the author attempts to balance god's love with god's 'righteousness'.
God destroyed entire cities because its occupants were evil.. well, first of all god actually doesn't do the dirty work himself sometimes, he tells his people those people are evil and they have to kill them.. so my first question is why is the most high omnipotence who can bat an eyelash and create at whim not just do it himself??? He'd rather dominate you gangs-of-ny style and send his thumb breakers? Anyway..
The author continues to argue one of god's people goes to bat for the evil city and says if there was anyone righteous in the city would he spare it? To this god says yes, even if there was but ten righteous people he would spare it.. so upon further review they god changes his mind???? What's really disturbing is the how wishy washy this guy is.. you mean to tell me god OVERLOOKED something? That his sentiment is subject to reproach?
You also mean to tell me the all seeing eye of god has to physically travel to a location to know whether it's as evil as his subjects report? Does god read the paper on the can too? I couldn't believe what horse s#@$ is in this story till I actually read it over in an online bible.
There's too many things that fly in the face of gods supposed all encompassing manner for it not to become ludicrous not to at least question at most burn as rubbish.
Projecting his justification from a stand point that attempts to mix water & oil in intertwining the idea that love and hate share the same mechanics. Posing that one can be acted upon thru the tenets of its polar opposite. It's true love and hate have a large gray area in between them, but the in between is really a form of convoluted egoism of one or the other to justify ones own interests. In reality love is love.. if you operate from a state of pure love (which most still understand to be some point of that gray area), real universal love, you wouldn't even pass that sort of judgment on another to begin with (tho this directly contradicts gods image as the almighty judge), let alone turn someone to a pillar of salt for turning their head in a moment gripped by fear. Love is a force of nature as much as any measure of gravity that unifies with a compassionate gentility not fiery brimstone... to argue from that stand point is to travel into that gray area of what love actually is.
I've voiced what I have to say long enuf, I'm curious with that being said, what christian's L-O-G-I-C-A-L explanation is. How is it you've come to overstand these important anecdotes in light of who god is or what he claims to be? Because my bet is you haven't settled much of your inquiry at all, and believing something that doesn't make sense to you is just sheepish, so at the least I hope my questions require you to think for yourself.