Is the concept of an angry God that is ready to wack people when they get it wrong harder and more costly than a God that demands we humans give up any rights we might feel we have to wack others we think are wrong or evil?
I think people hang onto the angry mean God that they contend shows us he loves us by being rough, tough and threatening because those same people want to hang onto being rough, tough and threatening to those they disagree with and are afraid of.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
Jesus creates some big problems for those that want to continue to walk that way with others.
Think about it, the loving God, revealed through Jesus, is far more costly to us than the angry one is.