Thank you, Adam Livingston, for responding to my letter - you gave our Bible Study an opportunity to pray for your misunderstanding. We won't even try to untangle those vile complaints about "The hateful God of the Old Testament." Where would we start? Every one of them is false; yet you claimed them to be your truths. Your letter allows us to see who you are - an atheist who is angry at God and those who live by scripture. It also shows our community that there are two standards of measure in this world - Christians are "measured" by God's written word and our faithfulness to it. Your manner of measuring is the way all unbelievers look at life, testing humanity through false, human theories.