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  • janesix
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    Does God have human like emotions? Can God get angry or jealous, etc? 
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    What kind of test can we design to test god(s) for these attributes if we can find god(s)?
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    Test? I don't know. I was more wondering what other theists have experienced. 
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    Well if you think of one let me know.
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    I am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents Exodus 20:5
    It seems this god in particular only loved his own people, Hebrew/Israelites.
    And here is a short list of  some of his "anger".

    "Even at Horeb you provoked the LORD to wrath, and the LORD was so angry with you that He would have destroyed you.

    "And in the greatness of Your excellence You overthrow those who rise up against You; You send forth Your burning anger, and it consumes them as chaff.

    "Now then let Me alone, that My anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them; and I will make of you a great nation." Then Moses entreated the LORD his God, and said, "O LORD, why does Your anger burn against Your people whom You have brought out from the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?

    Now the people became like those who complain of adversity in the hearing of the LORD; and when the LORD heard it, His anger was kindled, and the fire of the LORD burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp. The people therefore cried out to Moses, and Moses prayed to the LORD and the fire died out.
    "By the breath of God they perish, And by the blast of His anger they come to an end.


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    They are coming from a far country, From the farthest horizons, The LORD and His instruments of indignation, To destroy the whole land.

    "The Chaldeans who are fighting against this city will enter and set this city on fire and burn it, with the houses where people have offered incense to Baal on their roofs and poured out drink offerings to other gods to provoke Me to anger.

    The Lord has swallowed up; He has not spared All the habitations of Jacob In His wrath He has thrown down The strongholds of the daughter of Judah; He has brought them down to the ground; He has profaned the kingdom and its princes.

    "So the LORD'S anger burned against Israel, and He made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until the entire generation of those who had done evil in the sight of the LORD was destroyed.

    So the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and He gave them continually into the hand of Hazael king of Aram, and into the hand of Ben-hadad the son of Hazael.

    Your sons have fainted, They lie helpless at the head of every street, Like an antelope in a net, Full of the wrath of the LORD, The rebuke of your God.

    'Now I will shortly pour out My wrath on you and spend My anger against you; judge you according to your ways and bring on you all your abominations.

    In indignation You marched through the earth; In anger You trampled the nations.

    And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves. And He said to them, "It is written, 'MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER'; but you are making it a ROBBERS' DEN."

    Behold, the day of the LORD is coming, Cruel, with fury and burning anger, To make the land a desolation; And He will exterminate its sinners from it.


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    He said, "Behold, I am going to let you know what will occur at the final period of the indignation, for it pertains to the appointed time of the end.

    But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, "You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

    But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,

    'Cut off your hair and cast it away, And take up a lamentation on the bare heights; For the LORD has rejected and forsaken The generation of His wrath.'

    "Then My anger will be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them and hide My face from them, and they will be consumed, and many evils and troubles will come upon them; so that they will say in that day, 'Is it not because our God is not among us that these evils have come upon us?'

    So the LORD was very angry with Israel and removed them from His sight; none was left except the tribe of Judah.

    Before him there was no king like him who turned to the LORD with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; nor did any like him arise after him. However, the LORD did not turn from the fierceness of His great wrath with which His anger burned against Judah, because of all the provocations with which Manasseh had provoked Him. The LORD said, "I will remove Judah also from My sight, as I have removed Israel And I will cast off Jerusalem, this city which I have chosen, and the temple of which I said, 'My name shall be there.'"

    When God heard, He was filled with wrath And greatly abhorred Israel;

    But You have cast off and rejected, You have been full of wrath against Your anointed.

    And He has violently treated His tabernacle like a garden booth; He has destroyed His appointed meeting place The LORD has caused to be forgotten The appointed feast and sabbath in Zion, And He has despised king and priest In the indignation of His anger. The Lord has rejected His altar, He has abandoned His sanctuary; He has delivered into the hand of the enemy The walls of her palaces They have made a noise in the house of the LORD As in the day of an appointed feast.


     And there was the Flood, destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and other evil things. 




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    Janesix is not a christian and neither am I. Why should we accept the bible as an accurate description of some god(s) character?
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    --> @Stephen
    J6 said see wants to know if people's own experience of God left them with the impression God has emotions.

    I'm disquaified from answering!
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    --> @janesix
    Does God have human like emotions? Can God get angry or jealous, etc? 
    I've always felt that an all-knowing, all-seeing God would be incapable of anger. The more you understand, the harder it is to be angry.

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    You're absolutely right, how can an omnipotent, omniscient God be jealous? Makes no sense.
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    This is because people look at God as if He's a big old human in the sky, and think His emotions are like ours.

    It makes a difference who you are.
    Daddy likes mommie
    Johnny likes mommie
    Anyone think the "likes" are the same?

    God's anger and jealousy is not like its human counter part. Why would one assume it was?

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    As written? Sure.
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    --> @ethang5
    God's anger and jealousy is not like its human counter part. Why would one assume it was?
    Try reading the Bible, the answers are there.
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    You read and assume in your uninformed bias.
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    J6 said see wants to know if people's own experience of God left them with the impression God has emotions.

    Jayne aslo asked  "Can God get angry or jealous, etc"? 
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    Why should we accept the bible as an accurate description of some god(s) character?
    Why are you asking me? And who said you should accept anything concerning the bible. Jayen asked about "god" and :
    @janesix wrote: Can God get angry or jealous, etc? 
    I have simply  given what the bible says on the matter. She and you, can take it or leave it.
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    Yes.  She clarified things in post #3, probably while you were composing your reply to post #1, judging from the timestamps.   Its annoying when that happens!

    I don't think she has had a satisfactory reponse to #3 yet...

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    --> @Stephen
    Fair enough. The bible (wether it is an accurate reflection of some god(s) character or not) does observable say that.
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    God's anger and jealousy is not like its human counter part. Why would one assume it was?

    Let's have a comparison between the anger and jealousy of a human compared to that of a god. We will see if your statement stands up or are you just pissing in the wind.. again and making things up?

    We were created in the images of the Gods so this shouldn't make any difference. It seems we can love and hate and be jealous and racist just like this god admits to being.
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    Let's have a comparison between the anger and jealousy of a human compared to that of a god. 
    We don't have to. We aren't God. God is not us. It is impossible for our emotions to be the same. One only needs to think a little.

    It must be in that "special" bible you use where God "admits" to being racist. Lol.

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    Compare putting your faith in lying vanities to putting your faith in The Truth.


    You'll see the jealousy of God. The wrath of God. It's called a reality check.

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    No, I just read the words that are there, in the Bible, you should try reading that book sometime.
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    God's anger and jealousy is not like its human counter part
    Then define those godly LOL emotions.
    They should be the same since those godly LOL emotions are the creation of men.
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    Yes and no. I imagine "god" is everything. It is all emotions, all people, all animals, everything in this reality and others. Therefore, god isn't really a who but an it. It's everything simultaneously.