Disadvantages of some theologies
"God's love for all humankind is one of our present culture's allpervasive, invisible, unquestioned, and thus unconscious assumptions. When war shattered this assumption, American soldiers in Vietnam lost a sustaining idea. For some, this loss was devastating. The veterans most devastated have had the hardest time rebuilding a personally meaningful world view. One obstacle may be the equally pervasive religious teaching that no other sources of meaning, morality, value, or goodness are possible-- or even logically conceivable-- in a world without God. The veterans' religious teachers have claimed all these as God's monopoly. For many Vietnam combat veterans, God has vanished and taken it all with him. With God against tem or gone, all possibility of virtue seems lost."
- Jonathan Shay (1995). Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character. New York: Simon and Schuster.