Why is it Abraham was allowed to marry his sister?
Marriage or cohabitation with a sister denounced
Deut 27:22/ Lev 20:17 Abraham married his sister and God blessed the union
Gen 20:11,12/ Gen 17 ...
The authorship of the BIble occured over a period of
OY, as far as I know, God started handing out great ideas long before there was a universe, and is still handing them out now to anyone who is sensible enough to listen.
What we have in the Bible is great stuff but it isn't everything God ever said or did -- not by a long shot. There is more to God than could be included in any billion Bibles.
Now, when atheists tell you to hate God with their wild abandon and do everything that is immoral and stupid in the name of atheism, then I have to wonder how atheists ever got past the first grade. They sure don't think more clearly than first graders.
How did atheists get so bitter, anyway?
I believe that one way to describe GOD's dealings with man is progressive revelation.
There are transcendent qualities that GOD possesses which, by definition, man can never grasp.
Do atheists really say to hate GOD. How does one hate a person/being that does not exist?
Drinking from the Well of Marah?
The above four statements correspond to your four paragraphs.