If you question other religions and fail to question yours, you are a hypocrite.
When I learned: Genesis 1:26 “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness… 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them”, my education required me to test and question the idea. With submission, one accepts everything; with common sense, one questions everything.
So, I asked myself: would I kill little babies (Deuteronomy 2:33-35, Numbers 33:4, Exodus 12:29, Deuteronomy 3:6, Psalms 137:9, Hosea 13:16)? Would I kill someone working on the Sabbath (Exodus 31:15)? Would I murder innocent people, for reasons better described as senseless and depraved (Deuteronomy 20:14, Joshua 6:21, 8:25, 11:11, Judges 20:21-25-35-44-48, 2 Samuel 6:6-7)? Would I not only condone slavery but go the extra step of teaching how to beat slaves (Leviticus 25:44-46, Exodus 21:4-11, 21:20-21, Luke 12:46-47, 1 Timothy 6:1-2)? Would I tell women, including my mom, to shut up… and treat them like, well …shit (1 Corinthians 14:34, 1 Timothy 2:12, Exodus 22:16-18)? Would I have sex with my own mom (Luke 1:27-28-35)? Would I command not to kill under the penalty of eternal damnation in a frying pan, and turn around to command Moses to kill (Exodus32:27-28, Numbers 25:16-17)? Would I make any deadly rule against myself and my own son (John 3:16)? Would I go as far into depravity as to say (Deuteronomy 28:30-53-55-57)?
It was clear, crystal clear to me that this wasn’t my image. If I was created in God’s image, this God couldn’t be my creator. I was 15 years old. (Excerpt from “Papa time” @ Amazon.com/books)