The Christian religion is a proposed relationship of love, adoration, and affection based upon the foundation of fear and consequence. It seems to me that the very philosophy reveals much about humanity.
The attribution of love and mercy to a being (Jehovah) who drowns innocent babies (Gen 6-8); endorses and is pleased by the brutal mutilation of women and children (Deut 2:31-34, 3:3-7;Hosea 13:16;) ; who compels people to choose to submit to slavery or be slaughtered (Deuteronomy 20:10-15); who endorses and executes genocide (Deuteronomy 20:16-17; 1 Samuel 15:3); and who makes people eat their own children (Jeremiah 19:9) is so awkward as to seem perverted.
Are not such acts the deeds of a tyrant? And are not such deeds the very acts of terrorism? Shall we spend our lives stroking the ego of such a tyrant and endorsing the deeds of barbarism and terrorism?
In the light of such, is it not the the case that the relationship of Christians to God is indeed that of conditioned minions living their lives licking the boots of a tyrant who would otherwise kick them off to the side only to be eternally tortured?