Sunday, March 08, 2009

Blogging the Bible

Slate's David Plotz (per Christianity Today, a "a Harvard-educated reformed Jew," whatever that means) describes his "WTF?!?!" moment as he read the Bible closely:

I guess I'm one of these agnostics who is becoming closer to atheism now because I am so upset by the picture of the God there. I am so disturbed by the God that I found there. The most disturbing part of this whole journey for me was, how do I as a Jew cling to a God who seems to be so unmerciful so much of the time and so cruel so much of the time? That's very troubling. Do I want such a God to exist? I don't know that I do.