Is God A Moral Monster? – Q&A with Paul Copan

Monday, 30 Dec 2013

"God wants his people to be reminded that they're not to put their trust in political alliances, in horses and chariots and so forth, but rather in the name of the Lord."
"Sure, God condemns homosexuality in the Old Testament, but he also condemns hot dogs and orders the stoning of disobedient children." We hear this on pop "news" programs a lot. At the outset of Is God a Moral Monster? you write that you were motivated to address this issue because of misrepresentations of violence and ethics in the Old Testament. Can you give us some examples of what you mean? Since 9/11, the New Atheists have not been content to simply blast Islam; now all religion is seen to be evil. Many ...

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