Originally Posted by siebenraben
My father taught Religion at a high school and he always told me, when I was a bit
confused about the bible and the way God acted, that the bible is mainly the story of the relationship
between God and his people. Which explains a lot, I think. Relationships change -
when you look at the new testament God looks a bit more like a caring father and in the old testament
he was more of a judge and sometimes like some scientist in a lab creating situations just to find
out how his creatures will react.
(Hope I am not hurting anybodies religious feelings here - it's just the way I feel about it.)
I think that was simple and clear...esp since many don't have a concept of God actually evolving Himself.