I hear two themes juxtaposed. In biblical theology it is a theme of people who love and fear God asking, “How can I better serve God?” In the Evangelical church, as product of our soft-sell evangelism, it is a theme of people who love themselves asking, “Why isn’t God serving me according to my expectations?”
In quiet time, I read of people in want joyfully praising God for His provision and blessing. When I leave the house, I encounter people (myself included), who want for nothing significant but are miserable and critical of God.
We sing worship and praise songs to and about an awesome sovereign God, who, must exist only until the final chord fades.
We have no need of Dawkins, Hitchens, and Harris to turn us into atheists. We in the United States are doing just fine deluding people into disillusion of belief in God† on our own using nothing more than the Evangelical theology of entitlement and our false intrinsic belief that God has somehow endorsed our godless pursuit of “The American Dream.”
† To my mind, this constitutes a double-negative. The delusion is becoming disillusioned of something that was never illusion. We don’t need the faulty logic of the neo-atheists. We do perfectly well on our own.
Why doesn’t it immediately strike us as the pinnacle of hubris and foolishness when we even begin to think in terms of “God fails”?