Some of the other recent religion threads were kind of headed this way so I thought I would start a thread on this. It seems to me that some people here are under the opinion that God is a jerk, or furthermore a selfish jerk, among other things. Why? Because he set rules for people? Because he allows free will to cause tragedy in the world? Because he didn't "answer" your prayers? If you have a problem with God then feel free to vent it here, although I would personally pose the idea that any problems you have with God are due to a lack of proper understanding or simply a warped or distorted view. But let's discuss this and see where it goes.