God: Jonah, go do this thing for me, or a whale will swallow you
Jonah: I'd rather not
[a short while later, after Jonah has been swallowed by a whale]
Jonah: oh holy god, almighty in your heaven, I have reconsidered, and I will do as you ask
God: coulda just done it right from the start, y'know. there'd be less whales involved, and more doing things in the desert
Jonah: my piety is augmented
As often happens with things to do with the torah it comes down to a matter of translation.
In this case, the short dialogue boils down to "Do Not Fuck With Me, Your God, Or Else"
I think that's the basic take away.
I'm not an actual biblical scholar though, so your mileage may vary.
I've heard that He's otherwise pretty loving as gods go though.
@Sargoth @vfrmedia making a bit of fun of the faith
but as we head into Lent why not follow up on your post?
"Shipmates, it is a two-stranded lesson; a lesson to us all as sinful men, and a lesson to me as a pilot of the living God. As sinful men, it is a lesson to us all because it is a story of the sin hard-heartedness, suddenly awakened fears, the swift punishment, repentance, prayers and finally the deliverance and joy of Jonah"
Religion or not. Let he who is without sin throw the 1st stone