God's Nature: A 21st Century Analysis of the Judeo-Christian God -Volume II- (Paperback)
The Classical Greek philosopher Plato once said that "we can easily forgive a child who's afraid of the dark, but the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." In other words and put in the context of my writing, it is a tragedy when people are afraid of the truth. This book analyzes the nature of the Judeo-Christian God using reason, logic, common sense, objectivity and courage. Unfortunately in dealing with this subject, which is the nature of the Judeo-Christian God, people need to arm themselves with a lot of courage in order to reject or reshape the teachings and interpretations provided by Christian or Judaic scholars, theologians, on the subject. Therefore, George Orwell's words also apply perfectly to the circumstances: "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." This is a very sensitive subject and people are obviously very passionate about it. This book will only analyze and interpret the Judeo-Christian Scriptures. There are a lot of verses in the Scriptures regarding God's nature that are not mentioned that people do not know about or simply chose to ignore them. My effort was to look into those verses and interpret them in order to complete God's complex nature. Therefore, if some passionate readers take offense with this book, I suggest they refocus their attention and offense towards the Scriptures where the nature of God is clearly revealed. If a fact is self evident then we should all agree that it does not need to be defended. It is only when facts are not evident, and therefore leave room for questions and interpretations, people attempt to guard the facts from scrutiny. The more ferocious the attempts to guard the so called "self evident facts," the greater the doubts are that the facts are self-evident. I hope that we all agree that nobody has a monopoly on truth and that everything should be open for discussion and interpretation as long as evidence is provided. On the other hand there are truths that need not be defended for the reason of being self evident, like for instance the color of the grass, the color of the sky or the existence of the wind. But even if someone tries to interpret and debate all these realities, nobody should get upset about it. Ultimately we might learn something in the process. The Judeo-Christian Scriptures certainly contain a massive volume of events, stories, people and ideas. In analyzing the text of the Scriptures I relied and used as reference or point of reference or premises concepts accepted in our current Western civilization and not only. I did not start with any preconceptions about God or divinity in general. I can't deny the fact that being very familiar with the Scriptures I was always displeased with the one sided interpretation of the divinity which ignores the other facet which mentions some not so flattering characteristics of God's nature. I always found that unjust. I am not trying to prove anything, I am only trying to expose and complete God's characteristics and his nature so abundantly provided to us by the Scriptures themselves. I only ask the reader to simply read the Scriptures' verses and refrain from looking for justifications or defend the undefendable. I want you to analyze it as a freethinking human being. I want you to have the courage to act by breaking the possible mental shackles provided by the previous interpretations that were so uncompromisingly pushed on by the interpreters of the Scriptures. This book has nothing to do with me or with changing anything what is in the Scriptures, it has to do with you, the Reader, who I hope will break some knowledge barriers and free your mind. It should be a personal enlightenment, a moment of self-realization. In the name of truth, reason and justice I hope you will prevail.