I just came across this article from the AtheismisDead blog and I haven’t had a chance to read the whole thing but the first three pages of it seem to have a lot of potential. Paul Copan is addressing the challenges of the ‘new atheists’ about the Christian God, in particular in the Old Testament, being a brutal monster whom we don’t want for a role model and we certainly don’t want little humans imitating.
Perhaps this article will make up for the fact that I never got around to dishing out the full thrashing of Dawkins’s Delusion. It seems quite substantive with references and many of the points are ones that I would make, at least through about page 3. Without further ado, here is the article.
I will be reading it in full and if I feel I need to amend this you know I will return to it.
I do have a post or two on this blog about some aspect of the same question, in particular an answer to someone emailing me about the justice of destroying the Canaanites. I offer it to you if you like.