No amount of apology, no defending or excusing God will work. We have to deal with the violence of God, the God who orders ethnic cleansing, the God who destroys nearly every human being including all the animals (what did they do?) in a flood, the God whose Christ rides his horse through rivers of blood and sends the vast majority of humans to eternal fire because they believe the wrong things.
More and more people, especially young people, are saying no thank you to the Christian faith, its Bible and its God: too violent, too narrow, too toxic.
And yet, there are those of us who say, but that isn’t all the story, is it?