godrulz: God's holy standard is perfection
Which God? The True God, or Biblegod?
This, to me is one of the biggest problems with not only Christianity, but religion in general. The God who created this world is far from perfect. It is filled with pain, suffering, violence, disease, sickness and misery, to name just a few pleasantries. This also includes the animal kingdom, who are certainly not "sinners". If we blame these things on "Satan", then the Creator still gets credit for the misery, because Satan was his very first science project with his newly created "Master Worker", according to the Bible.
Now if you want to get into the Old Testament God, he is ANYTHING but "perfect". He is a jealous, murdering, vengeful, spiteful scumbag who loves burning flesh, has a sick attachment to blood, and makes Pol Pot look like Mother Teresa. He will put you to sleep for all eternity if he feels you're not doing enough to praise his sorry, insecure ass.
So please explain to us why anyone should try to live up to the "standards" of Biblegod.