Doonesbury, Calvin & Hobbes: Is God about Anger (Old Testament), or Love (New Testament)?

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on Sep 7, 2009
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It’s conventional, accepted wisdom that the Old Testament God was, generally, all anger and punishment and smiting. And that the New Testament was all about love, forgiveness, pacificism. True dat?

This Libertarian blog, my fave blog discovery of the week, says hells no.

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2 Responses to “Doonesbury, Calvin & Hobbes: Is God about Anger (Old Testament), or Love (New Testament)?”

  1. Of course, all of this presumes that god is even about ….

  2. Natalie Pritchett: quote from awesome woman/article:
    "That truth is in the first chapter, wherein the Creator is referred to as “God”. After Chapter 1, the only “God” mentioned is “Lord God”. Why the change? Weren’t we doing rather well with just “God”. Didn’t we grasp that “God” meant the one love–light–consciousness which created all? The fact that the loving, creative “God” disappeared after Genesis, chapter 1, and an unloving, punishing “Lord God” sprang up to take its place, is highly suspicious to me. I wish I hadn’t resisted the Bible so vehemently because, now, I know that I would have spotted (had I read it), the most glaring contradiction which I cannot imagine how everyone else missed."