Posted by henrietta on December 28, 2004, at 19:15:20
In reply to Re: Does evil exist? » Larry Hoover, posted by Angel Girl on December 28, 2004, at 18:49:23
But then there's that Abraham slash Isaac story. (Do I have the names right?)
I would call it evil to demand that a father murder his child to please some voice,to demonstrate loyalty to some force or power beyond the daily loves and loyalties and natural human affinities and responsibilities... yes, I know the character called g*d did not in the end demand this sacrifice, but by then the deep damage had been done. The betrayal had been accomplished. This, to me, is evil, and I've never been able to understand how anyone could respect a g*d who behaved in this narcissistic, abusive manner. Maybe someone could explain it to me? I'd be grateful for an explanation.