I just no cause I saw that after my long post and was redundant. Swollen is saying pretty much same thing I am. God not violent cause we were violent, man was/is violent because violence and destruction are a facet of god.don't just say 'no', explain.
Are you familiar w/ any nature based spiritual paths? From Native American to African...there are deities for every aspect of nature/world...each one also has "a personality" ...different attributes that we mistakenly call human attributes..all of them are to be respected, revered and used in the right way..ALL of them are part of the one god. Nowhere, including Christianity does it say that there is a hard line between these traits...Jesus has always been the only character in Christianity described and all "good"; but Jesus is just one manifestation of God.