Buddhism and the God issue
God as a symbol, a 'finger pointing to the moon', may be useful, and some people may find it easier to relate to an entity projected out and personilized.
However, ultimately all good symbols are pointers, and the more one investigate them the deeper they should lead, until they resolve themselves into the trackless : the Tao that can be named is not the true Tao..
If we look at the finger instead of looking at the moon, we miss the point altogether. And then my finger is better than yours, and we might even go to war over it... :-))
Also, whether in the hands of 'God' out there, or by giving myself away into what is right now, i.e. the common ground of being, both approaches should lead to the laying of 'Me' down, 'Thy will be done' or 'Fiat VoluntasTua', and the awakening to the fact that we are all waves of the same ocean, all children of the same 'God'