This protest song takes aim at God as the cause of suffering in the world. Now, a Christian apologetic rejoinder to new wavers XTC’s 1986 song could note that evil exists in the world as God gave humans free will; that it is their task to shape up and not cause harm and suffering to others.
Dear God is considered an atheist song, yet the narrator is writing to God, as if He lives. So, the song is simplistic (including having a child sing) and a little confused (so what does XTC believe in?). Still, the tune is refreshing as a protest song, for laying the blame beyond us, our politics and governments.