The God of Moses was a being of terrific character – cruel, vindictive, capricious and unjust.
Let us remind ourselves of the correct terminology. What it means to be theist, deist or pantheist?
Scientists believe that every occurrence, including the affairs of human beings, is due to the laws of nature. Therefore a scientist cannot be inclined to believe that the course of events can be inﬂuenced by prayer, or by any other supernaturally manifested wish.
God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?
The God of the Old Testament – a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.