Holy Simoly, Monsieur.
CAA asked this:
I have a neighbor around the corner who is a preacher and we talked, he told me that the Old Testament is not for Christians so he doesn't concentrate on the intricate details of a failed religion. This statement made no sense and I just got frustrated and began talking about needing a new water softener.
Anyway is there truly a valid reason to believe that the actions of the Old Testament God are in some way valid?
NOTE he specifically clarified that he was talking about "Old Testament God" (AKA Jehovah) in an attempt to squash your brand of time-wasting and vapid excusiology as a defense.
Not to be deterred, you responded with the pseudo-intellectual "it's only metaphorical" defense (which just happens to be an excuse commonly offered by Xians, BTW, to excuse God's horrific and amoral actions) combined with an ID shift of Jehovah being 'MAN':
Monsieur said- confused, you are only scratching on the very top surface of the subject that you are trying to understand.
if it doesn't make literal sense in the deepest part of your mind, its for a reason. What you are reading in the old testament is metaphorical, symbolic. The extreme reactions of the 'God' of the old testament, are the reactions of MAN. Man can be very loving and caring, he can also be hateful and vengeful. Remember this when you read the old testament and it will make a lot more sense to you.
And despite your many posts, you still haven't answered the question the OP asked:
CAA asked- Anyway is there truly a valid reason to believe that the actions of the Old Testament God are in some way valid?
Still waiting for an answer.....