New York Times Op-ed on Holy Weekend: Let’s Get Rid of Lord

“Killing gods is definitely an idea I can get behind. “

The  New York Times   released an op-ed Friday that will proposes eliminating belief within God — as one of the holiest weekends of the year starts.

Titled “ In This Moments of War, I Propose We Quit God , ” the content claims that God is responsible for “ war and violence” and for “ oppression plus suffering, ” and suggests that people stop teaching kids about Him.

Author Shalom Auslander, who is disillusioned about his upbringing in a religious Jewish community in New York, argues (original emphasis):

God, it seems, paints having a wide brush. He chemicals with a roller. In Egypt, said our rabbi, this individual even killed first-born  cattle . He murdered cows. If he were mortal, the God associated with Jews, Christians and Muslims would be dragged to The Hague. And yet we praise him. We emulate him. We all implore our children to be like him.

Possibly now, as missiles rain down and the dead are discovered in mass graves, is a good time to stop emulating this hateful God. Perhaps we can stop extolling his brutality. Perhaps now is a good time to teach our children to pass over Lord — to be as  unlike   your pet as possible.

Killing gods is an idea I can get behind.

Good Friday is widely observed on Friday, accompanied by Easter Sunday; Passover is  observed   starting on Friday evening.

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