Have you ever heard of an amanuensis, a secretary, or someone who takes dictation?
Oh, you mean like the person or persons who took dictation for Joseph Smith (the Mormon dude) as he translated the golden tablets.
If it was more advanced than humans could ever devise, then how could humans understand it?
Because understanding is different than devising.
Also, you must have missed this part..
b)Yahweh is not 'people', he is supposedly an all-powerful, all-knowing being - I would expect a level of communication more advanced than humans could ever devise.,
You are imposing your morality into the situation. What determines, other than your wants, what Yahweh should or should not do?
This has nothing to do with morality or my wants. It has everything to do with logic -
a)Yahweh has a desire (everyone be saved, have a personal relationship, what-have-you..)
b)Yahweh has every ability to fulfill that desire (all-powerful, all-knowing)
c)Everyone is 'saved', begins a relationship, .... Oh, wait.
Either the desire is not there, the ability is not there or Yahweh is not there.
Would He be unjust for giving some the information and not all?
If not receiving the information results in suffering, absolutely. It would also infer that he is not all-loving as many of his followers claim.
If so, by whose standards is He unjust? Yours or His?
Anyone that is not a sadist.
I'm sorry that you've not gotten straight, logical answers from any of His followers. I'll be glad to work through the questions, share what I know whether logical or not, and let you know if I don't know an answer. You can PM me with questions or start a new thread.
It's not really your or other followers fault. You just have horrendous source material.
Why do you have to answer my questions of him, for him?
So how much of the Bible have you read? You said you've read at least some of "his collection of stories." What did you read? What questions were you looking to answer?
In my entire life, I would approximate that I have read about 90 - 95% of the bible. Again, enough to see that it does not match up with reality. Enough to think that the light in which the writers portray Yahweh, is not the light in which they were hoping to portray him. Or maybe it was. Maybe they thought a jealous, petty, vindictive sky wizard was cool.
How much do you know about Hinduism, a complex religion of 3.3 million gods?
I know Hinduism has one god with many aspects. In what way is it any more complex than Christianity? What does complexity have to do with validity in regards to religion?
Who's the judge of what is "logical"?
No, don't assume anything. Have an open mind - consider the possibility that it is true and try to forget your prejudices towards it. A lot of aspersion here. Do you want to discuss specific instances where you believe God acted like a tantrum-throwing toddler and discuss these in their context?
For the purposes of discussion (I don't believe any of this) - The garden of Eden, the flood, the plagues visited on Egypt, the bald dude with the attack bears, the tower of Babel, Sodom & Gomorrah, Job's ordeals.
and no, you haven't explained to me in a "straight, logical answer" how you are qualified to pass judgement or judgment on any deity.
Firstly, your original question was referring to Yahweh. Now you are referring to any deity
. It is entirely possible that there exist a deity or deities that are morally superior to me - Yahweh is not one of them. Still see no evidence for any of them, so even if they exist, they are irrelevant.
Also, I haven't murdered a single person in my entire life. That, immediately makes me morally superior to Yahweh