I am exposed to a lot of atheists who think they are Christian theologians. A lot of these people try to accuse Christians of being hypocrites for not consistently viewing God as a sort of adult Santa Claus. My thinking is that sometimes He’s like Santa Claus, and sometimes He’s like Gen. George S. Patton. He has plans for you, and they might involve you getting killed.
-thus Peter A. Taylor.
Our friendly Sith shared something similar below.