Thursday, July 1, 2010

The God Question

"Is God Good? Or Is God Violent?"

Nearly all religions seem hell-bent on inspiring people to kill each other... So we ask: Why does God seem so violent and genocidal in many Bible passages? Does God sanction elitism, prejudice, violence, or even genocide? Is God incurably violent and is faith capable of becoming a stronger force for peace and reconciliation than it has been for violence in the past?

~ Brian McLaren, A New Kind of Christianity

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