Left-wing newspaper the New York Times published an article to mark the Holy weekend of Easter that calls for Americans’ belief in God to be eliminated.
In an op-ed, titled “In This Time of War, I Propose We Give Up God,” the author makes a series of allegations against Christians and attacks their faith.
The article claims that God is responsible for all of the world’s “war and violence” and “oppression and suffering.”
Author Shalom Auslander then calls for people to be banned from teaching children about Him.
Auslander argues that God should be treated as a war criminal rather than worshipped.
Auslander, who is disillusioned about his own upbringing in a religious Jewish community in New York, argues:
God, it seems, paints with a wide brush.
He paints with a roller.
In Egypt, said our rabbi, he even killed first-born cattle.
He killed cows.
If he were mortal, the God of Jews, Christians and Muslims would be dragged to The Hague.
And yet we praise him.
We emulate him.
We implore our children to be like him.
Perhaps 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 God — to be as unlike him as possible.
Killing gods is an idea I can get behind.
Good Friday is widely observed on Friday, followed by Easter Sunday; Passover is observed starting on Friday night.