" A lot of people “believe in God” but certainly don’t put Him at the center of their lives—I mean, He’s around and you ask Him for things and assume that it’s His job to meet your needs, but that is so vague and biblically inaccurate. As C. S. Lewis said in The Problem With Pain, “we don’t really want a father in heaven—we want a grandfather in heaven.” Fathers are demanding and controlling, but grandfathers—they just want the kid to like him. The grandfather lets you do whatever you want. Most people don’t really want God as a father, they just want to be spoiled. They want God to be a grandfather figure who wishes them well and lets them do whatever they think is best. And even though you know that isn’t love, you still want it because it makes you feel comfortable. But that idea of God is fantasy. That God doesn’t exist. If that’s the God you’re serving, you might as well admit that you are your own god and stop pretending your living as a child of the Heavenly Father. "