When looking at the parallels between the definition of god and the definition of terrorism, the similarities are striking. Granted this will seem extremely offensive right off to any theist, look for yourself before condemning the messanger.
Definition of “Terrorism” (according to onelook.com’s online dictionary:
The calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear.
Compare this to the biblical god (and surely any pagan, Muslim, etc., god) and you will see striking similarities.
Terrorism: The calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are religious in nature.
God: Threatens violence upon people who won’t follow religious ideals. Does so by threatening eternal hell and punishment.
Terrorism: This is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear.
God: Quoted many times throughout the bible issuing threats and saying “fear me” and so on. All three: god uses intimidation, coercion, and fear tactics.
Terrorism: Uses fear as an instrument to cause change in individuals.
God: Uses fear as an instrument to cause change in individuals.
The Buddhists postulate correctly in saying, “The Buddha, like modern sociologists and psychologists, believed that religious ideas and especially the god idea have their origin in fear.”
Rom 1:18 (Wey) For God's anger is being revealed from Heaven against all impiety and against the iniquity of men who through iniquity suppress the truth. God is angry.
No one would believe in these gods without the fear of punishment for not doing so. It is the fear that keeps people conscious of both terrorism and of god.