by GRAHAM MAXWELL
Some of the greatest cruelty has been perpetrated in the name of religion. Everything seems to depend on the kind of god people worship. Arbitrary, tyrannical gods tend to produce followers like themselves. Millions who see no sense in worshipping such a god, have simply turned away.
What kind of neighbors would a friendly god produce—a god who values nothing higher than freedom and individuality, a god who would rather treat his followers not as servants but as friends? Servants or Friends? takes another look at the evidence. Is the God of the Bible a friendly person—eager to restore people’s dignity and self-respect?