But you can't have the NT without the OT.
And lest we not forget the god of the OT still required a blood sacrifice of his only begotten SON (or was it just Him manifest....yeah, other thread) for cryin' out loud.
Still pretty harsh.
Just forgive the sin. You are God. Does He feel He has something to prove? To his creations? Cripes. Just write a message in the sky.
"I'm God. I'm all powerful. You can do what you want because I love you but I'll hold you accountable so play nice. Love, God."
Instead we had to have another killing in His name.
And a Book written and re-written and edited to the whims of the moment and the politics of the times.
So it brings me personally back to the total rejection of Theism and a slightly open dialogue with Deism.
I'd choose Buddhism.
I'm still figuring out what to call myself, i could see it changing the more I learn and experiance life. Right now i call myself agnostic but there are days when my thoughts put me closer to a deist.