The Anal Retentive Biblical Jehovah
Freud came up with the idea: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anal_retentiveness
I would like to sight some examples of a anal retentiveness of the biblical deity.
The garden of Eden and the death penalty for eating a fruit, which by the way was passed on to all future offspring requiring an anal retentive Jehovah to provide a suitable sacrifice of his only begotten son to correct the situation and thus make it possible for forgiveness from the big guy and remove the death curse.
Working on a Saturday= death penalty
Mandatory blue thread and fringes on all Israelite garments.
Death penalty for touching the Ark of the covenant to prevent it from tipping over.
Exclusive devotion only to be given to him, bowing to other gods/idols forbidden.
Grows hot with anger and becomes violently enraged killing off all kinds of human and animal life with a flood when humans not living the way he feels is right.
Threatening to tread on mankind like a mighty man crushing grapes under his feet when pissed off.
Loss of self control when pissed off over insignificant trifles.
(Job 37:23) Understanding the Almighty is beyond our reach; He is great in power, And he never violates his justice and abundant righteousness.
(Exodus 34:7) showing loyal love to thousands, pardoning error and transgression and sin, but he will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, bringing punishment for the error of fathers upon sons and upon grandsons, upon the third generation and upon the fourth generation.”
(Numbers 25:3, 4) So Israel joined in worship of the Ba′al of Pe′or, and Jehovah became enraged with Israel. 4 Jehovah said to Moses: “Take all the leaders of these people and hang them up before Jehovah in broad daylight, that the burning anger of Jehovah may turn back from Israel.”
(Judges 2:20) Finally Jehovah’s anger blazed against Israel, and he said: “Because this nation has violated my covenant that I commanded their forefathers and they have disobeyed me,
Actually, he is probably more likely to be Anal Expulsive..........He spreads his shit all over the place.
A term used to refer to a person who feels a need to be in control of all aspects of his or her surroundings. Or, in other words, an anal retentive person "can't let go of shit."With its thousands of Rules, most with no basis in Scripture, the JW Org of today is as defined above.
I agree one would have to be very anal retentive to make it to the top CEOs of the earthly part of Jehovah's organization or Governing Body, tight ass AM#3 a prime example of just how anal you have to be to make it to the number 1 club. I'm also quite sure that every GB Helper will be just as bad.
A virtual zoo of anal retentive yes men hoover around the Governing Body. Which means exponential grow in anal retentiveness as each work at out doing the other with spastic tunnel vision as they all keep their eyes on the non existent prize.
Jehovah is the anal retentive par excellence and in their attempt to be gods themselves the governing body try to be likewise.
I would also add a few other damning characteristics which they exhibit: manipulative, pharisaical, plank in the eyes, hypocritical, deliberately ignorant narcissists.
Still-- their mothers probably loved them.
The specific texts you cite (Job, Exodus, Numbers, Judges) come to us from the time of the Babylonian Captivity and Exile.
Previously, the vast majority of Jews and Israelites had recognized the existence of several Gods, and the writers -- the minority group who promoted "Yahweh-alone" -- now blamed the people's monolatry / henotheism / polytheism for the nations' predicament. Hence the words they wrote (propaganda), the words they attributed to Yahweh.
The writers had to reconcile the recently emerging dominance of monotheism with the fact that the nations of Israel and of Judah had both been destroyed by foreign powers (Assyria, Babylon).
How could Yahweh be good yet evil prevails? The writers had to explain the situation by blaming the people for God's anger because they did not have a being called Satan to be able to blame for evil.
In our recent past, theologians have employed the term Theodicy: how can evil exist in a world controlled by an all-powerful God who is Good?
Brokeback, have you read the problem with Job by Carl Jung? Please pardon my lack of lurking over your posts if you have talked about it. I think you'd like it.
Yes. Jehovah is an anal retentive narcissist.
I've read some, I used to go to the university library and have read bit and pieces of all that he wrote. I think it was Answer To Job. I read bits and pieces years ago.
Jung described Answer to Job as "pure poison", referring to the controversial nature of the book (Storr, 1973). He did, however, feel an urge to write the book. The basic thesis of the book is that as well as having a good side, God also has a fourth side - the evil face of God. This view is inevitably controversial, but Jung claimed it is backed up by references to the Hebrew Bible. Jung saw this evil side of God as the missing fourth element of the Trinity, which he believed should be supplanted by a Quaternity. However, he also discusses in the book whether the true missing fourth element is the feminine side of God. Indeed, he saw the dogmatic definition of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary by Pope Pius XII in 1950 as being the most significant religious event since the Reformation. Another theme in the book is the inversion of the myth that God sent his son Christ to die for the sins of humanity. Jung maintains that upon realizing his mistreatment of Job, God sends his son to humankind to be sacrificed in repentance for God's sins. Jung sees this as a sign of God's ongoing psychological development.
Jungian scholar Murray Stein claims Jung viewed the Book of Job as an example of a Scriptural religious experience:
- "In Jung’s interpretation, Job is completely innocent. He is a scrupulously pious man who follows all the religious conventions, and for most of his life he is blessed with good fortune. This is the expected outcome for a just man in a rationally ordered universe. But then God goes to work on him, tests him with misfortune, reduces him to misery, and finally overwhelms him with questions and images of divine majesty and power. Job is silenced, and he realizes his inferior position vis-a-vis the Almighty. But he also retains his personal integrity, and this so impresses God that He is forced to take stock of Himself. Perhaps He is not so righteous after all! [ As Marc Fonda observes, God’s omniscience precludes self-awareness. Being omniscient, God has no concentrated self to speak of. Being a part of everything, God has no opportunity to distinguish self from non-self. However, as God knows the thoughts of humans, through the thoughts of his creation he can experience what self-awareness is. ] And out of this astonishing self-reflection, induced in God by Job’s stubborn righteousness, He, the Almighty, is pushed into a process of transformation that leads eventually to His incarnation as Jesus. God develops empathy and love through his confrontation with Job, and out of it a new relationship between God and humankind is born."
I noticed that Tight Pants said, "I have always said..."
I wonder where the Bible as the alleged words of God himself enters into his I have always said?