It is a very strange concept indeed that such an entity as the monotheistic God—who, as an enlightened being, one would suppose is beyond ego and the need to be honored—requires our fawning and adulation. Yet, this pandering is precisely what our "authorities" dictate constitutes a "religious" experience. If we were to apply such obsequious behavior to a human "king of kings" or "lord of lords," we in any self-respecting society would consider this activity to rank as scaredy-cat brown-nosing and arse-kissing. But when this same behavior is done in terms of pacifying an invisible and imaginary deity in the sky, then it is considered excellence....

Any entity that would punish another being because he or she failed to praise that entity is not a god at all but is a sadistic tyrant who easily could be compared to the most evil of despots, Satan. This supposedly good God likes to pass his days squeezing humanity for praise—or else he'll toss us into eternal hell. This fascist egoist we call "God" is a bully, coward and insecure sadist who demands constant approval. Then we are told to put our responsibility on this fictitious monster, who flattens cities, murders millions and tortures women.