[“[God] becomes confused with lesser and more sociable deities.” – W.S. Merwin]
In our chummy church of guitars and hugs, we say that God is our buddy. We say that bad things happen in the world, and we should change them; and sometimes we do. But there is no SIN, and God is not a WRATHFUL AVENGER of sin. No, that would be a sour note our guitars could not strum.