Go read Deuteronomy 13:1-11. Come on. Just do it. What do you think about this part:
“If your very own brother, or your son or daughter, or the wife you love, or your closest friend secretly entices you, saying, “Let us go and worship other gods” (gods that neither you nor your ancestors have known, 7 gods of the peoples around you, whether near or far, from one end of the land to the other), 8 do not yield to them or listen to them. Show them no pity. Do not spare them or shield them. 9 You must certainly put them to death. Your hand must be the first in putting them to death, and then the hands of all the people. 10 Stone them to death, because they tried to turn you away from the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.”
Could there be a clearer, non-metaphorical, divine command than this? The older and better read I get, the more I am not comfortable with Christianity’s comfortable evasion of Mosaic Law. All evidence points to the idea that this YHWH of Judaism is a fascist, and not a benevolent one. Imagine that your own daughter, age 21, comes home from college over Thanksgiving and invites you to Yoga class with her. The class begins with an invocation to Shiva. According to the Bible, you are to put her to death by your own hand.