by Gary Bakker
Gary Bakker is a clinical psychologist with 30 years of experience at answering these questions. He has studied God's words and deeds (his self-report and his behavior), found evidence of 16 psychological characteristics of God, and from these, reports some surprising conclusions. For example, if God has what we would regard as a diagnosable psychological problem, can it be treated?
The 16 features/chapters that lead to an overall diagnosis and conclusion are:
-To watch an ant walk, build a solar system for it.
-In order to climb Mt Everest, wait until it is eroded to the size of a hill.
-Make the courtroom look like a café.
-For a fair test, only tell a few of the class there’s an exam tomorrow.
-For a fair test, give everyone different exam questions.
-For a fair test, lock most of the students out of the class.
-Revenge, not rehab. That’s the Godly way.
-Put it on paper, but keep it confusing, contradictory, vague, and very horrible.
-Violence is good; Or maybe not; But mostly yes.
-Treat me like a king; I’m insecure.
- God likes dumb people.
- Blessed are the sheep.
-Mind your brain.
-Here’s a good yarn.
-Praying to the poker machine.
-Love God more than your Mum.
"Gary's clinical psychological examination of what we can know about God is a fresh perspective, and so makes for an interesting read. With this inside information on what God's priorities and preferences and personality really are, even I may be able to ingratiate myself with him, and inveigle my way into Heaven."
David Nicholls, President, Atheist Foundation of Australia [close]
― Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Infidel
― Emmett F. Fields
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