In times like these we desperately need God - we need God to meet with us, to comfort us, and to give us perspective.It occurred to me that this works just as well with a teddy bear substituted for God. Better, in fact.
I certainly wouldn't ridicule someone for looking to their teddy bear for comfort. Teddy bears are fine comforters. However, I think it would be foolish and irresponsible to go around pretending that teddy bears were real persons. It would be crazy to believe that when we imagine Teddy saying something, he must actually be talking to us. Or that we shouldn't offend Teddy lest he use his magic against us.