New Book From FFRF Co-President Dan Barker: God: The Most Unpleasant Creature in All Fiction.
Dan Barker is trending all over the globe after releasing a controversial book that paints God as an evil character. He talks of both the God of the Universe and the God of the bible. God-The Most Unpleasant Creature in All Fiction is available on Amazon this week.Barker justifies his argument in a number of ways. While most Christians live with the perception that the only place you can find love, compassion, and understanding is in the Bible, Barker tends to differ from that. He looks at the bible as a different angle and claims that none of the things aforementioned can be found there.
He starts the book by urging people to find time and read the bible instead of just sitting back and listening to what the so-called ‘men of God’ say. He passionately urges others to go through the bible page by page and get a clear understanding of his argument.
Richard Dawkins in his book- The God Delusion– goes ahead to say that any reasonable person should not turn to the bible and use it to preach peace to others. He says that no one should talk of the love of God with reference to the bible. The new release by Barker is inspired by Richard Dawkins.
Barker wonders how people can go ahead and believe that God is good yet the bible itself clarifies the primary traits of the same God. In his description, he says that some of the words used in describing God are: petty, bloodthirsty, unforgiving, vindictive, and jealous, just to mention but a few.
The argument by Barker is based on both the New and Old testaments as outlined in the Bible. Also, he has managed to go through at least 13 editions of the Bible in a quest to source in-depth details of justifying that God is evil. In the end, Barker came up with what he claims is evidence that God and the bible should not be the governing power among people in their daily lives.
God: The Most Unpleasant Character in all Fiction.
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— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) January 26, 2016
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— Nikola Sharpe (@NikolaSharpe) February 2, 2016
What Barker attempts to justify in the end is that God is not real and people should refrain from considering him as a being within us. He says that if God was real, he would be ranked above other heartless characters like Adolf Hitler, Osama Bin Laden, Attila the Hun and many others. The final urge according to Barker is that people should drop fiction and dwell upon better issues.