Challenge accepted. I will argue for my God, though obviously I find your description of him inept and unjustified. Please bear with me, I shall tackle each point separately, so that I am not misunderstood.
If God is merely a concept as opposed to a being, then it follows that we have thought him into existence, thus obviously, man is greater. If however he is an actual being, one who created us and everything else, then it is impossible for us to be greater than him.
If he is merely a concept, yes. The Christian God does not merely think, he knows all.
He doesn't need to, he created all.
Physically, no. But why does he need to? How does this make him less? If anything, our need to reproduce merely highlights our mortality.
Firstly, God does not need a physical family. Secondly, he loved us so much that he gave his life for us. Thirdly, not all place their families above themselves...
Really? I see a hell of a lot of killing going on, much of which has no basis in religious extremism.
No, we just crush their heads and rip their limbs off when we decide we don't want them- so long as they're still in the womb, of course. God does not torture babies (don't you dare misquote Psalm 137).
Bollocks. Much of the world is in bondage, economic, religious, social. God gives a choice, he does not force us to follow him.
I honestly fail to see how you make that conclusion. He is said to sit at the right hand of the Father. The idea that he dethrones God is not only blatantly false, it is heretical (incomplete theology). It cannot be justified via scripture.
No, he wasn't. Have you even read his teachings? He was rather orthodox theologically.
Your Jesus is not the Jesus of the NT, he is merely a wise teacher. Christianity was weak when it began, the idea that it somehow usurped some mystical teaching is bollocks. The four gospel accounts give the lie to your heresy.
Ummm what?! Islam is arguably more law-bound (excuse the awful expression) than Christianity, it teaches submission, not grace. Stop fooling yourself, Islam did not come out of Christianity (though it does claim that Jesus was a prophet).
I am ready. Which is why I do not hide or closet myself away, I attempt to live as he taught, in humility, in love and in hope.
You really MUST find some more verses. I have 4 entire gospels as a starting point for my theology, you cannot seriously be basing yours off a mere 3 verses.
Great argument right there ^^
That's not a limit. If anything, it shows his power over Satan.
Have you even read Genesis 3!?
One could argue that the flood is a cure.... No, I'm not arguing that, but still. How would you have him "cure" the world? Without taking their free will, and forcing them to submission?
None of the above "examples" prove that God has limits. The fact that we do not do what God wants us to do does not mean that he is limited, it means that we have been given the freedom to act as we would, despite as cocking up every time we seek our own devices.
God is knowable, as far as he has revealed himself to us. If he was completely unknowable, religion (at least the Abrahamic religions) would cease to exist. Knowing of/about God is NOT the same thing as knowing the mind of God.
Holding to a view of marriage that is thousands of years old is not homophobic. Some Christians and Muslims are homophobic (in the true sense of the word) and misogynistic. But guess what? So are some atheists.
Tosh. What did secular law develop from?
No, because you are judging us by your own heretical misunderstandings of Jesus and his teachings. I see in your philosophy only attacks on religion (similar, interestingly, to the "new" atheistic position), and nothing on love, hope, justice, mercy, all the things that Jesus actually taught. Your argument is a profoundly negative one, I find few positive ideas.
I'm not touching that notion with a ten foot barge pole.
And Richard Dawkins is arguably the most biased, angry, frustrated new atheist of them all. Stick to science Dawkins, you actually make sense when you talk about biology.
I find it odd that you seem to accept the "new" atheist position so willingly- God DOESN'T EXIST! (But if he does, he's the worst, most disgusting being who isn't worthy of praise). Heaven DOESN'T EXIST! (But if it does, I'm going to give God a piece of my mind!) Religion is the ROOT OF ALL EVIL! (What evil is without religion, I don't know, and I can't prove my point empirically anyway). Religion MUST BE ABOLISHED! (But how the hell we're going to do that, I haven't the foggiest).