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223. If I were to construct a God I would furnish Him with some way and qualities and characteristics which the Present lacks. He would not stoop to ask for any man's compliments, praises, flatteries; and He would be far above exacting them. I would have Him as self-respecting as the better sort of man in these regards.
He would not be a merchant, a trader. He would not buy these things. He would not sell, or offer to sell, temporary benefits of the joys of eternity for the product called worship. I would have Him as dignified as the better sort of man in this regard.
He would value no love but the love born of kindnesses conferred; not that born of benevolences contracted for. Repentance in a man’s heart for a wrong done would cancel and annul that sin; and no verbal prayers for forgiveness be required or desired or expected of that man.
In His Bible there would be no Unforgiveable Sin. He would recognize in Himself the Author and Inventor of Sin and Author and Inventor of the Vehicle and Appliances for its commission; and would place the whole responsibility where it would of right belong: upon Himself, the only Sinner.
He would not be a jealous God – a trait so small that even men despise it in each other.
He would not boast.
He would keep private Hs admirations of Himself; He would regard self-praise as unbecoming the dignity of his position.
He would not have the spirit of vengeance in His heart. Then it would not issue from His lips.
There would not be any hell – except the one we live in from the cradle to the grave.
There would not be any heaven – the kind described in the world's Bibles.
He would spend some of His eternities in trying to forgive Himself for making man unhappy when he could have made him happy with the same effort and he would spend the rest of them in studying astronomy. (God & Praise & Worship & Forgiveness & Sin & Jealousy & Hell & Heaven & Unhappy) Mark Twain, notebook
258. God’s monumental rage whenever his chosen people flirted with a rival god resembles nothing so much as sexual jealousy of the worst kind. (God & Gods & Jealousy & God’s Fascism & Rage) Professor Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion p243
95,748. The tragi-farce of God’s maniacal jealousy against alternative gods recurs continually throughout the Old Testament. (Bible & Old Testament & Jealousy & Gods) ibid. p246
20,409. I’m a jealous fucking bastard and I don’t trust you. (GBH Films & Jealousy & Trust) Essex Boys 2000 starring Sean Bean & Charlie Creed-Miles & Alex Kingston & Tom Wilkinson & Larry Lamb & Michael McKell & Holly Davidson & Terence Rigby et al, director Terry Winsor, Jason
23,158. You’re just jealous cause you can’t have babies. (South & Jealousy & Baby) Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1958 starring Paul Newman & Elizabeth Taylor & Burl Ives & Judith Anderson & Jack Carson & Madeleine Sherwood & Larry Gates & Vaughn Taylor et al, director Richard Brooks, little girl to Maggie
24,976. She’s [Kai Winn] jealous of you and your relationship with the prophets. (Star Trek & Jealousy) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Reckoning s6e21, Kira to Sisko
63,164. Such men as he be never at heart’s ease,
Whiles they behold a greater than themselves,
And therefore are they very dangerous.
I rather tell thee what is to be feared
Than what I fear, for always I am Caesar. (Ambition & Envy & Jealousy) William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I ii 207
46,141. Beware, my lord, of jealousy. It is the green-eyed monster that doth mock the meat it feeds on. (Shakespeare & Jealousy) Othello 2012, Globe Theatre production Sky Arts, Iago
77,822. At least into a jealousy so strong
That judgement cannot cure. William Shakespeare, Othello II i 300-301, Iago
77,823. Trifles light as air
Are to the jealous confirmations strong
As proofs of holy writ. ibid. III iii 326-328, Iago
77,824. But jealous souls will not be answered so.
They are not ever jealous for the cause,
But jealous for they’re jealous. It is a monster
Begot upon itself, born on itself. ibid. III iv 156-159
51,188. To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter. (Laughter & Jealousy) Francoise Sagan, La Chamade 1965
54,161. But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:
For thou shalt worship no other god: for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: (God’s Fascism & Gods & Jealousy) Exodus 34:13&14
62,523. Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man’s wife go aside, and commit a trespass against him,
And a man lie with her carnally, and it be hid from the eyes of her husband, and be kept close, and she be defiled, and there be no witness against her, neither she be taken with the manner;
And the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be not defiled:
Then shall the man bring his wife unto the priest, and he shall bring her offering for her, the tenth part of an ephah of barley meal; he shall pour no oil upon it, nor put frankincense thereon; for it is an offering of jealousy, an offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to remembrance. (Affair & Adultery & Jealousy) Numbers 5:12-15
77,825. This is the law of jealousies, when a wife goeth aside to another instead of her husband, and is defiled;
Or when the spirit of jealousy cometh upon him, and he be jealous over his wife, and shall set the woman before the Lord, and the priest shall execute upon her all this law.
Then shall the man be guiltless from iniquity, and this woman shall bear her iniquity. Numbers 5:29-31
54,229. For the Lord thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God. (God's Fascism & Jealousy) Deuteronomy 4:24
54,819. Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and against all Idumea, which have appointed my land into their possession with the joy of all their heart, with despiteful minds, to cast it out for a prey.
Prophesy therefore concerning the land of Israel, and say unto the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I have spoken in my jealousy and in my fury, because ye have borne the shame of the heathen: (God’s Fascism & Jealousy) Ezekiel 36:5&6