At the beginning of one of the holiest weekends for Christians, the New York Times published an opinion piece proposing that believers turn their backs on God.
The left-leaning newspaper published the essay written by Shalom Auslander, who claims to have become disillusioned with his religious upbringing in a New York Jewish community.
In his God-blaspheming essay, Shalom even blames God for the war between Russia and Ukraine, comparing the “plague” that fell against the Egyptians during the original Passover story in the Book of Exodus, Fox News noted.
“Perhaps now, as missiles rain down and the dead are discovered in mass graves, is a good time to stop emulating this hateful God.”
“Perhaps we can stop extolling his brutality. Perhaps now is a good time to teach our children to pass over God—to be as unlike him as possible,” he writes.
After listing other reasons why faith should be eliminated, he noted, “If he were mortal, the God of Jews, Christians and Muslims would be dragged to The Hague. And yet we praise him. We emulate him. We implore our children to be like him.”
“Perhaps now, as missiles rain down and the dead are discovered in mass graves, is a good time to stop emulating this hateful God,” said the NY Times guest essayist, adding, “Killing gods is an idea I can get behind.”
The unacceptable and provocative article, which offends the beliefs of many people and invites them to abandon God and not teach children about Him, was deliberately published on the eve of the most important Judeo-Christian commemoration in the world.
It is an alarm call for people of faith and all those who share the values of respect, tolerance, and freedom and want the same for their children.