For a rational being seeking truth it is worth examining belief systems. After all, there are so many Holy Books and schisms within religions. Some of us take up the challenge, or are forced to by noticing difficulties with the claims of religion. We notice problems, think, read, and often come to the conclusion that, it’s all a load of shite! Pardon my French.
Back to the chase.
Is God good or evil?
The God of the Bible admits he performs evil acts…
I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.
Therefore it shall come to pass, that as all good things are come upon you, which the LORD your God promised you; so shall the LORD bring upon you all evil things.
Then God sent an evil spirit.
1 Samuel 16:14
But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.
2 Samuel 12:11
Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house.
1 Kings 9:9
…therefore hath the LORD brought upon them all this evil.
1 Kings 14:10
Therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam.
2 Kings 6:33 …Behold, this evil is of the LORD;
2 Kings 21:12 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Behold, I am bringing such evil upon Jerusalem and Judah, that whosoever heareth of it, both his ears shall tingle.
2 Kings 22:16 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place.
2 Chronicles 34:24 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof…
Nehemiah 13:18 Did not your fathers thus, and did not our God bring all this evil upon us, and upon this city?
Jeremiah 4:6 Set up the standard toward Zion: retire, stay not: for I will bring evil from the north, and a great destruction.
Jeremiah 6:19 Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people.
Jeremiah 11:11 Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon them.
Jeremiah 25:29 For, lo, I begin to bring evil.
There’s lots more in this vein. But are these really the Words of God or the ignorant ramblings of stone age desert nomads?