Well after a few years of lots thinking, questioning everything, and deconstructing of JW logic, I keep coming up against some problems. Though I probably consider myself an agnostic nowadays, one of the conclusions I keep coming back to is, IF there is a god, looking at the way nature is structured, for example the predator-prey system that is indispensible to the survival of organisms, he is unlikely to be the same loving guy that's described in the bible (could he not have come up with a more compassionate system of survival in his limitless intelligence). Then again sometimes the actions described in the bible make him look like the description in the title of this thread... JW's definitely didn't help much with their logic. Do you remember that oft recited illustration about the landlord evicting bad tenants... here's an example:
Fulfillment: Having disposed of false religion, God will turn his attention to other organizations—political and commercial—as well as to wicked people. (Proverbs 2:22; Revelation 19:17, 18)
Like a landlord who evicts destructive tenants, God will “bring to ruin
those ruining the earth.” He will destroy those who fill it with
violence and sexually degrading practices.—Revelation 11:18; Romans 1:18, 26-29. Awake November 2012 (the bible - a book of accurate prophecy- part 7 "the end will come")
I was thinking about that illustration this evening, well, it seems reasonable right?, BUT, then I got to thinking, 'how did that Landlord behave during Noah's day?'
If you think about it, what supposedly happened in Noah's day would be tantamount to a Landlord making the 'good' tenants leave temporarily, and then (let's use fire as an example), burning the house down, with the bad tenants still in the house, Killing them, along with their children, any new born babies, the two dogs, the cat, the hamster, the gerbil, the Parrot, the gold fish, the plants, and destroying all the interior design and furnishings, all of that destruction just to get rid of a few wayward tenants.
Aside from the insane kiling spree, the bloody problem with this is, the furnishings, the TV, computer, fridge, oven, beds, wardrobes, central heating system, boiler, electrical cables, water pipes, crockery, cutlery, Table and chairs, arm chairs carpets, plants, pets, etc etc, ALL BELONG TO THE LANDLORD.... and he destroys it all, all his own stuff, because of some undesireable tenants....
Now if a human acted this way, you might immediately think 'PSYCHOPATH'...
But that cannot be said of an all-wise creator, my only conclusion is, if there really is a god who is all wise and all knowing, he must at least be 50% horrifically cruel and irrational, because a human behaving this way would just be unacceptable, but a loving creator???
It is very unlikely I would be able to worship a divine being who is capable of such mind-boggling behaviour, especially since that one NEVER puts in an appearance to explain their actions, instead humans are left in the dark to try to figure things out for themselves since the divine writings cause even more confusion than human philosopy...
whichever way I look at it, either from a nature point of view, or from a biblical viewpoint, he just seems like one crazy MO' FO' (dare I say, lucifer ain't got nothing on him, no wonder the demons shudder)