God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question-Why We Suffer - Bart D. Ehrman I enjoyed this book largely because Ehrman has come to the same conclusion regarding God (at least as he's conceived in the West) as I have, though by a far different route. He began life in a fairly religious family and actually became "born again" at one point. My home life was quite the opposite, and my flirtation with the Catholic priesthood at the age of 8 rested primarily on the fact that they got to wear these cool robes (that and the whole celibacy thing...)

But we both believe that if there is a Supreme Being it's far beyond human comprehension and it's pointless to pretend that anyone has received the final revelation. Whatever we pray to is a being conceived in our own image, with all the positive and negative attributes that that may imply.