I wanted to share with everyone, why I left religion all together, in favor of thinking for myself, and believing in myself.
In the bible, there are of course several accounts which I consider to be barbaric and gruesome. I also consider the worst accounts to be inhumane. If the bible god is consistent in one thing, it is the continuing theme of inflicting torture and torment on humanity. Some examples:
2Ki 2:23 He went up from there to Bethel, and while he was going up on the way, some small boys came out of the city and jeered at him, saying, "Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!"
2Ki 2:24 And he turned around, and when he saw them, he cursed them in the name of the LORD. And two she-bears came out of the woods and tore forty-two of the boys.
2Ki 2:25 From there he went on to Mount Carmel, and from there he returned to Samaria.
In my opinion, this is nothing more than the self-exaltation of a bible character. Some young men called Elisha "bald head" and for that, 42 of them were murdered by God's bears.
This of course in no way reflects the more populous of the bible god's crimes, though. The most horrific event would have to be the flood where sharks, crabs, lobsters and numerous sea life were allowed to live through something that killed infants, puppies and kittens all gasping for air, while a select few were able to live on.... That's the same theme the WT Soc wants people to believe.
The bible god decided to wipe out land creatures for what mankind did. It totally lacks any sense whatsoever. The absurdities of the bible led me to awaken to a new search, and almost immediately, I located the deist website, with the articles by Thomas Paine and others.
Amazing stuff, folks. I highly encourage ex-dubs to check into it, and any Christians that may be here as well.
Nothing was more liberating than knowing that I no longer need to fear an ancient book character.