Dear Yahweh, why does nearly everything you do make no sense?!

I've asked several theists this, and I am certainly not the first Non-christian to come up with this idea.
Why did God create us in the first place?
1. He knew we'd do naughty things to anger him all the time. (rape, wait those things appease the God of Abraham.)
2. He doesn't need to be entertained since he is a perfect being and can't get bored.
3. He doesn't need companionship since he is perfect and doesn't get lonely.
4. He already knows everything we are going to do before we do it because he knows all. (and yet some how we are suppose to have free will.)
5. He wants us to worship him, even though he has great-self esteem and ego, he doesn't need anyone to stroke it.

I've asked several theists this and they come up with these two things:
1. God created us to help us.
What? How can you help something that doesn't exist?! Does non-existence hurt? Can you remember what you felt before you where conceived? NO! because you didn't exist!
2. He created us to worship him and to know him and love him.
But why? God has no needs to fulfill because he is a perfect being. For him, it would make no difference for us be in existence or not.
Has anyone asked this question to a Christian/Abrahamic Theist?

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Comment by Darrel Ray on August 25, 2009 at 10:00am
Peg: I read God's Debris back in January and enjoyed it. I was surprised to find it a free download. It is worth downloading and reading.
Comment by Angie Jackson on June 12, 2009 at 2:41pm
As a Christian I believed that perfect-god WAS lonely, but that he apparently made crappy playmates (first Satan, then us). It's much easier to think that bronze aged, scared men made a crappy god.
Comment by NotAZombie on June 12, 2009 at 12:45pm
Either there is no god or god is Josef Mengele.
I've maintained for years that if I started believing again, I would feel duty-bound to hunt him down and kill him.
Comment by Hekate Moon on June 11, 2009 at 8:19pm
I think the real answer is, as we all probably have realized we created God to worship and serve because we needed him. That makes the most sense, theists aren't willing to admit it because God fills some kind of hole in their lives.
Comment by Peg K on June 11, 2009 at 7:26pm
There is a great book by Scott Adams called "God's Debris." The basic premise is that there is no challenge that can exist for a god other that perhaps to destroy itself. The question being, "could a god actually destroy itself if it is omnipotent?" The resulting "debris" of the self-destruction was "us." It is quite thought provoking and and easy 2 or 3 hour read.
Comment by Thomas J. Cox on June 11, 2009 at 6:59pm
Excellent questions one and all. If you can pry an answer out of any believer let us know.



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