As the Skeptic's Annotated Bible points out, God knows everything, therefore, he would have known that Abraham would trust him. So, he didn't really need to put Isaac through this horrible experience. Also, I would think that this whole experience would show Abraham and Isaac that God is extremely wicked and doesn't deserve to be worshiped.
When my Sunday school teacher finished the story she explained to us that Abraham's actions showed that he had great faith in God's plan for him. At eight years old I thought the story was extremely scary and wondered if my mom would kill me if God told her to. Now, as an adult, I feel this story shows just how cruel the Christian God is. When I hear people talk about how wonderful God is all I can think about is this story, Noah and the Ark, and some passages about children. The Christian God is more evil than any character in all the books I have read or any movie that I have seen.
Which Bible story scares you the most? Have you ever had nightmares from a sermon or Sunday school lesson?
Here are some people making fun of the story, enjoy.