You see, the thing is, Brian, that God is a hateful god.
Must be, because if God is good, then why is there evil in the world?
Why is there pain and hate and greed and war? Doesn’t make sense.
But if God is a nasty bastard, then you can say, “Why is there good in the world?
Why is there love and hope and joy?”
From Mike Leigh’s screenplay for Naked (1995)