What use is a god with boundless mercy, sir? You mock me as a pagan, yet the gods of my ancestors pronounce clearly their ways and punish severely when we break their laws. Your Christian god of mercy gives men licence to pursue their greed, their lust for land and blood, knowing a few prayers and a little penance will bring forgiveness and blessing.
Although there is a lot of Christian imagery in the books. That's undeniable. But that's an allusion to a belief system in which I was raised.
Joanne K. Rowling - about Harry Potter