Hawkins posits an anthropological god-the-father who grants free will to creatures "He" intends to punish if they displease "Him". The innocent must also be harmed so that blind irrational "faith" will be the basis for belief in "Him". He mawkishly equates this allegedly ineffable being's feelings about watching his own staged pseudo-death with the suffering of a human father watching his son's torture. He joins the malevolently delusional C.S. Lewis is declaring the lives of all atheists to be "failed". He rejects life on this earth for the fantasy of an afterlife in the sky. Courage? Hardly. Look at all the "sheep" who agree with him.