Am I the Asshole?
Am I the asshole?
I created two people without an understanding of right or wrong, and the only rule I gave them was not to eat my magical fruit. I lied and said it'd kill them. This snake came along and told them the truth, so I decided to kick the humans out and make their lives shitty.
I was so pissed off that I've held it against all of humanity for millennia.
I finally got to the point where I thought I might be able to forgive them, but first, I wanted them to kill my son. I also decided that only those who believed in him would be forgiven, but the rest would burn for eternity.
To make sure that everyone would have a chance to believe in him, I had people write down the events of his life and death decades later in languages I knew would die out, at a time in human history when not many people were literate in the first place, and the society that produced the testimony was coming up with loads of new competing sects.
I left it up to humans to choose which of the testimonies, which contradict each other, would be retained and passed on, and decided to stop interacting with them so that they’d have to accept the stories based on other humans insisting that they are true.
So, I ask again, am I the asshole?