If people could only USE THEIR BRAINS or their SENSE OF RATIONALITY, then the Binding of Issac would be the ONLY proof they need to realize that God. Is. A Monster.
What is the Moral of this story? Because God told him to NOT do it at the end, that somehow absolves him of this entire situation? It Doesn't! If anything; it makes God even MORE monstrous. Why? Well let's examine the entire situation. 1; the reason that God invented this little - ahem - "test" is because he's under the impression that no one on Earth should love anything - not their wives, or their children - more than they love him. Wow; kind of demanding for a guy we've never met. 2; He tells Abraham to test his faith in him...By binding his son to an Altar and sacrificing him...Wow; talk about the hypocrisy considering everything that Christians have done to the Pagans over the centuries. But here is a God whose ego is SO huge, the he demands that a man murder his own child in his name. 3; Abraham was a Sheep; plain and simple. He was MORE of a Sheep than what he tried to make Issac into. So naturally the sheep was going to do what was commanded of it, and he was actually going to KILL his own son, to what potentially amounts to a Voice he hears in his head. So finally God comes in and tells him, "No; don't do it. Your devotion to me has been proven. Your son may live." I mentioned that this makes God MORE monstrous; it does, and here's why. It shows how little God values the Human Psyche. Can you imagine how traumatic it must be for both Issac and Abraham to have gone through that? Issac now has to live the rest of his life with the knowledge that his father was prepared to kill him on command. At this point; leaving him alive almost seems cruel. But does God care about their sanity and mental stability? Of course not.
You got the Title Wrong...This wasn't a Big Joke...it was a Game. This is all a Game to God; a Psychological Game, where God plays with Human Lives for his own amusement to stroke his own Ego. I stand by what I say, that this God is a Monster on the same level of Jigsaw from the Saw Movie Franchise.
This story shows that God doesn't value the Human Mind, and the book of Job shows that God doesn't value Human Life. He is incapable of feeling affection for anything but himself. He is a Liar, a Narcissist, and a Hypocrite.
A test of Loyalty? Wow... Huh; so let me ask you something. Why is it that a human asking someone to sacrifice their child as a test of loyalty is considered an abomination, but if God asks you to do it, its okay?
The problem with me asking YOU this question, is that I KNOW exactly what your answer is going to be. So go on Sheep...Let me hear it. C'mon Sheep; "Baaaaaaah." C'mon you little Lamb...Defend your Shepherd; C'mon, "Baah" at me. Defend your Shepherd like the lost sheep you are, when all of us who can THINK, realize that your Shepherd is leading you straight to the slaughter house...