If I were inclined to invent a religion and a god, the God of the Bible is the very last God I would ever invent.
If the Bible were the product of solely of men, it would exalt men. The character flaws of Moses, Abraham, Noah, David, etc., would not be recorded. The idea of "sin" would be downplayed or even dismissed. The concept of grace, i.e., unmerited and undeserved favor would be completely absent from its pages. Instead, we would be treated to long discourses on how we might placate the Deity by our own good efforts and by certain ritual observances.
The author may reject the notion of "religious stew" and religious pluralism, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. The company I work for is an interfaith organization. They're constantly neutering the power of Christ in their message in their mad scramble to be inclusive to the "all roads" mentality.
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