Our God is a Jealous God… and It Only Gets Worse From There

One of the most quoted lines in Richard DawkinsThe God Delusion is the passage that opens up Chapter 2:

The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.

Dawkins point was that, despite all those qualities, a lot of people had become immune to God’s awfulness, preferring to worship a loving, caring deity instead. But critics were no doubt furious that he had blasphemed God in such a way.

Who knew that Dawkins was being too kind in his assessment?

Dan Barker, the co-President of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and a former Christian preacher himself, says that the God of the Bible is much, much worse than Dawkins gave Him credit for. And in his new book, Barker explains why that is.

It’s called, appropriately, God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction (Sterling, 2016):

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The book goes into detail for each quality Dawkins listed, quoting chapter and verse from the Bible to justify the description. And then it continues, rattling off even more unpleasant traits for God that Dawkins left out.

In the excerpt below, Barker explains why God is indeed “jealous and proud of it”:

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In Caucus Night Speech, Dr. Ben Carson Says Church/State Separation Advocates Have “Schizophrenia”

It’s always a bad sign when a medical doctor decides to diagnose people he’s never met, much less people he doesn’t understand.

But when you’re the former Republican frontrunner yet you have to settle for a fourth place finish in Iowa, what do you have to lose?

At a speech last night, Dr. Ben Carson used his final plea to voters to bash advocates of church/state separation, saying they suffered from “schizophrenia” since God is everywhere in our politics.

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Watch Matt Dillahunty Explain the Story of Exodus

In the latest video for his Atheist Debates project, Matt Dillahunty discusses the biblical story of Exodus:

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Those Atheist Fundamentalists Are Awful, Aren’t They?

In his latest video, Mr. Deity explains how the New Atheists are *totally* fundamentalists. Because they write books. And sometimes essays. Goddamn heretics.

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Duck Dynasty Patriarch Urges Iowans to Vote Ted Cruz to “Rid the Earth” of Gay Marriage Supporters

Introducing Ted Cruz at an Iowa event this past weekend, Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson spent some time railing about what gay marriage supporters are forcing him to swallow.

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