Clayton Bell once said: There are two big lies that Satan has been perpetrating ever since the Garden of Eden. The first is that God is mean, vindictive, a spoilsport whose main role in life is to keep us from being fulfilled and happy--when we step out of bounds, he takes delight in making us pay.
The second lie is that God really does not care what we do--probably does not know. And if He does, His business is to forgive us. He will always forgive no matter what, so it really does not make much difference how we live and what we believe.