In Jewish scriptures, their god Yahweh is depicted doing horrible things. Yet Jews and Christians alike continue to have sympathy for Yahweh and even worship him.
In this post I wondered about what it is in the human mind that allows us to admire “Anti-hero” — the person who if illustrated differently could be clearly seen for their horrible crimes. Yet we forgive these people and sympathize with them even after they have murdered others. And so we admire anti-hero gods.
In my last post, I tried to explain how important it is to see that the same mind-habits that support the believer mind are found also in the secular mind. Anti-hero admiration may be another of those unsuspected shared traits between believers and unbelievers.
Depending on how a story is told and how it resonates with a person, one person’s evil god can be another person’s hero.