>Oh, you love me so much that you want to build a tower to reach the sky and be closer to me? How about I make you all speak different languages and then throw you all into different parts of the world? No, that's not a suggestion. It's done. Fuck off.
>I am a jealous god and I WILL get so angry I'll wipe you from the face of the earth if you worship other gods.
>You know what? I don't like what you guys are doing, so I'm going to flood the entire earth and kill you all (except for this one guy's family because I like him).
Is God emotionally unstable? I've met single mothers who had a better head on their shoulders than this guy.
>>Oh, you love me so much that you want to build a tower to reach the sky and be closer to me?
What retarded shit is this? They didn't want to build the tower because they loved God and wanted to get closer to him. Are you stupid? They wanted to build it to agrandize themsleves and glorify themselves.
>nooooo you can't agrandize and glorify yourself you are only supposed to do that for me REEEEEEEEEE
>I will now proceed to cause irreversable division leading to mutliple atrocities
why is god so petty tbh
Why should humans glorify themselves when we are so little and insignificant in the grand scheme of things?
This is true, even if you're an atheist, especially if you're an atheist in fact. So you should not see anything wrong with this characterization of humanity.
Lol if you glorify a being that slaughters children because their ruler is an asshole, orders the massacre of infants during wartime, ruined his most devout follower's life and kills his children tow in a bet, and had his own son tortured and killed instead of just forgiving people, you need to get your head checked. The stockhold syndrome Christians have is comical, and even more hilarious is their contrived "we're all pieces of shit" projection cope.
if humans are so insignificant then how come god felt the need to tear down the tower, and why shouldn't humanity celebrate such significant achievements, its like saying a child shouldn't feel proud over the accomplishments he made because they are small in scale to an adult
This. God is like a fag who smashes kids' sand castles at the beach.
>Is God emotionally unstable?
Of course, she's a woman.
Yahweh is extremely insecure and in dire need of proving himself, see also Moses convincing him not to do the Holocaust in Exodus on the basis that the Egyptians would think badly of him for it. At all times he is neurotic about not getting as much worship as he thinks he deserves.
80% of the old testament too is God getting angry at people for worshiping idols.
You never read the Old Testament
I have. So much of 1 Kings and 2 Kings for instance involves idolatry, and it is the main reason why God was causing Israel problems throughout the history it tells. So much of the condemnation in Hosea is about idolatry. Idolatry is brought up a lot in every book of the Pentateuch and is God's go-to criticism of other cultures.
Obviously other things are mentioned as well but idolatry is the thing that seems to be brought up the most out of all the sins people do.
Which is also why Islam is more authentic at least in character.
>dutifully serve me?
>well I just made a bet with the literal incarnation of evil youd love me no matter what I do to you
Are humans battered wives?
They were evil continually and had control over government so they could create elites that were just programmed to be evil in their lives forever and ever and ever. God is just saying ok if you are going to do just whatever you want without a conscience, then He will counterbalance it and their souls are written into the Bible as the bad guys and what happened to them.
>Be ultimately powerful entity
>get bored and make a bunch of little dudes that look like you
>they start doing stupid shit
>tell them what to do and what not to do
>they continue doing stupid shit
pretty reasonable if you ask me
Maybe if your a conservative father and your son is gay
after the flood there was one root race that spread civilization across the globe. after time the language drift happened and they needed a story to explain why. therefore the story you referenced exists.
>endless kvetching over christianity
I don't care if you got bullied at evangelical summer camp or what. Not my problem.