Highly misunderstood. Thought to be angry, judgemental, punishing, and demanding. Used for someone to blame. But if you don't thank God for every smile, why should you blame Him for every tear? If God really thought we could follow all of the rules in the Bible, why would He send Jesus to die on the cross for our sins? The rules are there to GUIDE us to make better decisions to benifit OUR lives. They are not there for us to be perfect, and if God truly made us, then He would know better than anyone how impossible it would be for us to be perfect. He is actually compassionate, loving, merciful, and understanding. He hates all the evil in this world as much as we do. Bad things happening are not caused by God, they are lack of God. He doesnt hate homosexuals, drunkards, ppl who have sex before marriage, murderer's, or anyone else who sins, because, to be honest with ourselves, we all sin. And He made us and loves us for who we are. It breaks His heart when he sees how our bad choices affect us. Also, so-called "Christians" and other ppl of religion who are judgemental and hypocritical and put on an act of being "perfect" are just as much in sin and need God as a drug dealer. No one is perfect, so get over yourselves and stop acting better than everyone else. God is love, so WWJD (what would Jesus do) really means show love to ppl, even those who don't deserve it, cause the one's who deserve it the least, need it the most. It's not a religion, it's a relationship.