If God is real...then on what basis could one possibly ever claim that he did something wrong? On what higher authority and level of understanding would they be basing such a claim? As I have conceded, I too question what God has done...I don't see why other options weren't available. But I also know full well that I look at things with imperfect understanding.
I too am short of time and want to respond to several things you have said, but I have to respond to this.
If there is a god and his goal is confuse, torment, allow extremes in pain and suffering, and generally not give a self damn, I guess there isn't diddly we can do about it. We can join his cult, pray our asses off and cross our fingers, but nothing we humans do is going to provide any assurance regarding our future. Or our present. Our daddy who are in heaven is an a** and I guess that's just tough.
We keep being told by christians that we are all sinners. So now I have to ask this. Compared to what? Where is the perfection of semi-perfection that we can look up to? Now while I know that the actual sinning we did involves being outright dastardly centuries before our birth, which I will admit is, like, you know, almost unforgivable. But that same fruit theft of yore is held over us while we are simultaneously supposed to keep our hands off our neighbors wives and ignore the fact that everyone but us drives a Mercedes, and even not kill, where is the sample product that we are supposed to emulate as we prance through life pleasing your god? His kid? Look what being nice got him. Aerated. At least temporarily, and christians really, really stress all the suffering he did, so it's kind of hard to get excited about being just like him.
So here we are, subjects of a dude for whom the trite is important and we are not. A guy who's interest in us waned a couple of centuries ago and as replacements, he created a small patch of followers, sinners all, liars all, etc. etc. to lead us on into eternity. Some have tried their best, but whether it is folks never inculcated in the cult or others who have customized it beyond recognition, we not-yet-mauled humans area sort of stuck here in limbo, wondering. When it's our turn to get zapped. How well it will go. And again, it doesn't matter how often we pray nor how earnestly nor how eagerly we serve nor how good our intentions. Any one of us can get mauled by bears any second of our lives. There isn't a single guarantee.
The afterlife? Barely mentioned, never described well, re-imagined by every living christian to meet their own hopes and dreams, the only ones they have because down here it sucks? Sorry, he's gonna be pissed there too. My death isn't going to make a tyrant go all soft and start treating me like a sweet little kid. It'll just be an excuse to try mucking with my brain in some other way. Gods who do whatever the f**k they want aren't actually impressed by true believers. Why should they be? It's not in their genes. Because they don't have any.
This is all a human invention. It reeks of humanity. Or the lack of it, which is far more common. But nonetheless, no real god that uncaring could possibly produce humans that so much more humane than he is. Few examples of kindness would exist. And reason after reason to act barbarically to all but our own villagers would abound.
If you ever get the courage to question him, you'll figure out he's not there, and you can look at the world afresh. You can see the good as better than ever imagined, and most of the bad as a human construct that might be fended off by other humans. In the meantime, as you drift thorough life on the whim of a whim, you are sort of better off keeping it quiet. So those of us who know he doesn't exist don't have to be afraid of you too.
Any other responses I have to your posts, mm, are at least 12 hours away. Now I have to go do things.