Tuesday, 4 August 2009


  /ˈtɛrəˌrɪzəm/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [ter-uh-riz-uhm] Show IPA

1. the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, esp. for political purposes.
2. the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization.
3. a terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government.

Let's see, god tells us to obey or we will be tortured for eternity. Check. He tells his followers to go out and threaten others in his name. Check. Some even go so far as to claim that they do not need to follow the government of this land as they follow only god. Check.

god is a terrorist and Xianity could be classified a terrorist movement. Discuss.


Robert Madewell said...

I call it divine blackmail.

I don't think that an omnibenevolant god would need to blackmail people into loving him. It makes God sound like an abusive husband/father.

Anonymous said...

Does the Bible say that God is omnibenevolant?

Modusoperandi said...

Anonymous "Does the Bible say that God is omnibenevolant?"
Psalms 18:30, 19:7, apparently. Of course, there are probably also passages that lead others to the opposite conclusion or to a point in between the extremes. It depends on which cherry you want to pick, I guess.

The Rambling Taoist said...

What's to discuss? You nailed it again.

Tyler said...

No, the bible does not say its god is omnibenevolent. It explicitly states just the opposite, in fact (Proverbs 6:16).

Modusoperandi said...

Pro6:16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
Uh. Okay.
Also, thanks for proving my point. Theology is the only science where everybody else is wrong.

Anonymous said...

A god who hates anything is not omnibenevolent

Modusoperandi said...

Anonymous "A god who hates anything is not omnibenevolent"
/me crosses "ontological argument" off of list of arguments for the existence of god (scroll down to "The philosophical justification stems from God's aseity".
I just love the idea of an omnimax God that's far smaller than that, don't you?

And thanks, Anon, for again proving my earlier point. God sure is malleable. It's like He's everything to everybody.

Anonymous said...

You can conceive of a being of greater benevolence. So what? Doesn't mean one exists.

Modusoperandi said...

Hey! Don't ask me. Ask Anselm.

Tyler said...

MO, methinks you've somehow misinterpreted the gist of my post, which was simply to point out that the biblical god is anything but omnibenevolent, as explicitly stated... right in the bibble, in spite of what willfully ignorant christian godbots would have others believe.

Modusoperandi said...

Tyler: Your opinion doesn't count. You can only interpret the Bible properly if you're already a Christian.
Oh. Shit. I just knocked myself out of the running, as well.

Tyler said...

By the way, I'll be opening 'Tyler's Asbestos Boat Rental' on the other side. South end of the lake if anyone wants to look me up. Mention this site and I'll throw in an extra day on the house.

GCT said...

I'm happy that I can contribute to people getting free stuff.