The Sins of The Father

In Exodus1, we are told that God will:

…visit the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation.2

I don’t believe in a God who can take what strikes me as a monstrous action, but I’ve nonetheless believed the essential dynamic to be true for a long time. In fact, I can pinpoint the moment of my dark epiphany to September 1986.