You may recall a few years back when Oprah Winfrey admitted she was turned off to Christianity when she heard a preacher affirm that God was a jealous God. I even recall seeing some YouTube clip with her statement that jealousy is wrong so how can God get away with this?
I'm reading Is God a Moral Monster? Making Sense of the Old Testament God. In it Paul Copan replies to some of the criticism New Atheists have against the Tanakh's portrayal of God.
I wanted to ask you a few questions.
1. What do you think of statements such as "I, the Lord thy God, am a jealous God"? Is there a good kind of jealousy and a bad kind? Explain your answer.
2. What do you think of the concept of divine vulnerability? Do you believe God is vulnerable to what His creation does or does not do? Explain.
3. Is anger always a bad thing? When is it appropriate? When might it be virtuous?
On a lighter note, you may enjoy Michael's interview. Just where it says "mom," replace it with "aunt." :)