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Re: Two Faces of Pluralism; or, What does faith look like ...

Re: Two Faces of Pluralism; or, What does faith look like ...

In Old Testament accounts the god of Israel doesn’t get along very well with the other gods. He engages in demonstrations of his superior strength. He carves off pieces of geography as his domain. He commands his followers to insulate themselves from followers of other gods, even to the point of genocide. At some point he claims hegemony: I created the universe and all the other gods who populate it; one day I will destroy that universe and create a new one populated exclusively by my followers.

So, as someone who does not follow the god of Israel, I have reason to be concerned. Has this god been represented accurately by his followers, as documented in the BIble? Has this god subsequently learned to get along better with his peers?