For Passover and Good Friday, NYT essayist writes about ‘killing’ ‘hateful God’

FOX NEWS REPORT: The New York Times decided to publish a guest essay heavily criticizing God on Good Friday and the start of Passover.

Shalom Auslander composed a piece insisting that this Passover, we should stop paying attention to God: 

"In this time of war and violence, of oppression and suffering, I propose we pass over something else: God," he began, before claiming God is "hateful," full of "brutality," and, if mortal, "would be dragged to the Hague."

Auslander criticized God whose "wrath" and "plagues" harnessed against the Egyptians during the original Passover story from the Book of Exodus, remind him of what the Russians are doing to the Ukrainians right now. 

According to the author, Israel’s ancient enemies were troubling, "But just as troubling — even more so today in light of the brutal slaughter taking place in Ukraine — were the plagues themselves."

"Egyptians young and old, innocent and guilty, suffered locusts and frogs, hail and darkness, beasts running wild and water becoming blood," Auslander lamented. 

"Surely, I wondered, there were some Egyptians who didn’t whip Jews, who didn’t have anything against Jews at all?" he asked. 

The author opined, "God, it seems, paints with a wide brush. He paints with a roller. In Egypt, said our rabbi, he even killed first-born cattle. He killed cows."  [...]

The New York Times and Shalom Auslander should take heed  from  the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche which he said, "God is Dead" and remains one of his most famous quotes, however: