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Which God Should Christians Not Worship?

Christianity is popularly described as an Abrahamic religion, but we at Postmodern Christianity take a different stand. We do not consider Christianity to be an Abrahamic faith, nor do we consider the Hebrew Bible to be the literal word of God. As I will explain later, Postmodern Christianity does not even recognize Yahweh or Jehovah to be Holy. So, does this mean that Yahweh or Jehovah is not holy because we say that he is not holy? How does this set us apart from legacy Christianity? What about Christians who described Christ (who was not Jewish) as the Greater Yahweh, while God of the Hebrew Bible was called the Lesser Yahweh? Another question relates to Marcionites and Luciferian Gnostics. Were the Marcionites and Gnostics of Classical Antiquity correct to describe Yahweh/Jehovah as the Devil? What about the Luciferian Gnostics who regarded Yahweh as the Devil, and Lucifer as the Real Christ or the Universal Prometheus?

Abraham

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Let me start with Abraham – the eponymous founder of the Abrahamic faiths. Did Abraham exist? I have already explained that Abraham who is recorded in the Book of Genesis and the Koran of Muslims did not exist. This is covered in the post titled, God of Abraham is not Holy, the Hebrew Bible has Errors, and the Synoptic Gospels are Pseudohistorical Accounts. Yet, Christianity is Divine.

To recap from that post, the historical-critical method of biblical studies (also called higher criticism) that investigates the origin of biblical texts so as to understand how they came about has shown that Abraham was a fictional ancestor created by Ancient Israelites during their exile in the Babylonian Empire. The Israelites wanted to claim that they originated from the Mesopotamia, which was the home of the mother civilization as I have explained in Holy Sumerians. This is akin to African Americans claiming to be the descendants of Ancient Egyptians because they want to be associated with the greatness of the Ancient Egyptian Civilization. As I noted in Holy Sumerians, Ancient Israelites turned Sumerians cities and rulers into holy cities and holy saints. In fact, the New Jerusalem is modeled after the Sumerian city of Eridu. Ironically, Adolf Hitler also modeled his Aryan Superman myth on the Sumerians, even though Sumerians were not an Indo-European or Semitic people.

As I explained in Holy Sumerians, the people we now call Sumerians referred to themselves ug-sag-gi-ga and the Akkadians called them Shalmat-Qaqqadi. Both ug-sag-gi-ga and Shalmat-Qaqqadi have the same meaning – it means the black-headed people. So, we can call the Sumerians simply as the black-headed people (named after their black headgear which was worn by their literate, intelligent, and educated men, and this tradition of wearing a black headgear [or headdress] still exists today as the square academic cap that is worn by an undergraduate who is graduating from his/her university. So, Jews traced their origin to a mythical person who lived in the Great Mesopotamia but then migrated to the Levant after he was commanded to do so by a God, which the Hebrew Bible claims to be the one and only God. Rationally, this Abraham makes Jews the natives of Mesopotamia who separated themselves from their neighbors so as to create a Holy Nation. In fact, the name, Abraham means the one who sets himself apart (or dissociates himself from his community).

In the Myth of Abraham, Peter Leithart of the Theopolis Institute argues that Christians should abandon the idea that Abraham was a real person. By now, you should appreciate why Christians should abandon this flawed belief that Abraham was a real person who talked to a real God. Now, let us focus on this God that talked to Abraham in the Torah/Pentateuch, or what mainstream Christians refer to as the Old Testament.

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