Teenager Danny Henderson chafes under the discipline of his rigid parents, especially when he becomes involved with a neighbor girl whose parents are very permissive. Danny finds himself having to choose between people he cares about.
The world is shocked by the news that God is dead. A news reporter makes the announcement of the deity's death. A funeral service is held (with an metaphorical empty casket) to memorialize God in his passing.
Dorothy is a housewife in a suburban town. She believes herself a casual drinker, but repeated embarrassing lapses cause her to rethink her attitude, especially when her children make clear they have lost respect for her. Dorothy finally admits that she's an alcoholic.
Mr. Lipton is a pushover. He allows people to manipulate him and finds himself constantly on the wrong end of a deal. Only when his children begin to pull away from him out of disrespect does he come to realize how his easy-going nature is damaging his life.
Victims of wars, concentration camps, and three contemporaries put God on trial for permitting so many innocent people to suffer untold agony over the centuries. Set in a modern courtroom with a prosecuting attorney and defense counsel, the drama pits accusers against the deity. It is a gripping, suspenseful drama with a surprise ending.