For the past 4000 decades, our Western idea of God according to God evolved by the Old Testament theocracy of early Israel. This God came into his own as an evolution of the former god, all of the possessions of an individual, True God Most High allowed. You can navigate to this site to know more about the biblical timeline.
It's this God that we've come to"love" somehow, though it appears largely a one-time road in practical human encounters. That is the only real God of the Old Testament we read is a jealous God, never feel in that circumstance, he had been jealous since there isn't any other god linger and it wasn't that he had been not the only person, but just needed to be one shirt.
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Thus, "you are going to have no other gods BEFORE ME." Another is a reduced species and remember it. "I am a jealous God." Even as a young child, the author wondered why the sole God covetous no other gods there.
God of the Bible is all from a consuming fire (hmm, the Sun?), For the Bright and Morning Star, to a husband. He made man, then didn't understand how nasty they could be, so that he wiped them, drowned everything, save, like a mouse, and abandoned endless human pursuit first and awful methods to describe the roots of everything from dinosaurs to the Grand Canyon.
A narrative that has slowed the advancement of critical thinking people might be as much as anything. A couple of weeks back a headline asking"Is Have Discovered Noah's Ark," (again) but it turned out to be a rock heap.