I see your point. I'm not a Christian so I have a different perspective than they would have. I see God as being beyond my feeble moral understanding. I don't see a transcendent God descending to my moral round table to begin with..
It's very difficult to find a Christian with integrity, viz: one that can give you
a direct answer to a direct question about their beliefs and practices.
When a rational skeptic points out that some of God's actions are not only
unreasonable, but also downright evil, selfish, and sadistic; the average
Christian typically circles the wagons, i.e. they become defensive. Instead of
forthrightly agreeing that the critical thinker's appraisals make sense; the
defensive Christian waxes eloquent with a bombastic discourse, deftly
concealing the unspeakable truth that they too have sometimes entertained
the very same opinions.
I sincerely believe God appreciates honesty and totally despises deceit. So;
if perchance the day comes when God asks each of us point blank:
Was there ever a time when you felt that some of my actions were
unreasonable, unfair, inhumane, selfish, cruel, and/or the work of a mad
Was there ever at time when you wished I didn't exist?
The answers coming out of our mouths better not be what we think He
wants to hear, or some scripted response learned in church, rather; exactly
what He knows already, i.e. it had better not be equivocation, sophistry, or
tiresome rhetoric, no, it had better be a crisp Yes or a No; and it had better
Even so, there is just war theory/doctrine, and in the US, it doesn't exist anymore. Instead, it is more about whether or not a war can be won. Given that's the mentality of a lot of countries these days, I'm not seeing how the biblical god is doing any worse, especially given the fact that the biblical god wins all of his wars.