Saturday, May 15, 2010

God is rubber and you are glue

The Bible has a real image problem with it's concept of God. After Ezekiel's long tirades against God's chosen people he has to make a statement like, "I am rubber and you are glue, whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you".

Ezekiel 18:25-29
“Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ Hear, O house of Israel: Is my way unjust? Is it not your ways that are unjust? If a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits sin, he will die for it; because of the sin he has committed he will die. But if a wicked man turns away from the wickedness he has committed and does what is just and right, he will save his life. Because he considers all the offenses he has committed and turns away from them, he will surely live; he will not die. Yet the house of Israel says, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ Are my ways unjust, O house of Israel? Is it not your ways that are unjust?"

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