Ok, i'm not sure if this topic has been done before, but i have been wondering, why exactly would a God of the Bible require you to praise and worship them? What exactly does it do for him? When i think about it, it really doesn't make any sense to me.
An all powerful being, all knowing and all loving requires his own creation to praise and worship him? What good does it do for the God of the bible? Was it so he could feel special, or so he doesn't feel lonely, or does it seem to be a weak spot that if no one worships him then he disappears into a puff of smoke? And why would a God of the bible threaten you if you do not worship or praise him? What good does that do? It doesn't sound very loving or very smart.
Since the god of the bible is a Hebrew/Israelite human made construct, then it does make some sense in that way because for that type of anthropomorphic based god--anything goes. They created him exactly how they liked him.
However, christians of today believe that an imperfect god is impossible--and that the universe was created perfect by a perfect god and that disobedience took away this state of perfection. But, this of course then begs the question as to how a god can have it's perfect plan be ruined and its all powerfulness overcome by a simple act of its less powerful and imperfect creation ?
The most difficult fact though, is in the ubiquitous idea of a perfect
god that requires anything at all
, including the need or desire to create. When thinking clearly one sees that the act of creating for a perfect god is a contradiction of terms, self refuting, and that god becomes a logical fallacy unto itself. A perfect god cannot create because that would be trying to claim that it can at the same time as being perfect and without want and not in need of anything, would also be assessing to itself a lack of something that can add to it in some way to make up for that imbalance. It would be saying that although it exists in complete self-sufficiency, some lack in its being had compelled or convinced it that it had a need or desire that must be filled and, astonishingly, the power of this need is greater than the power of this god's ability to be satisfied with this perceived or pointed out lack.
At this point then, the christians have an imperfect god and a gigantic and highly irritating paradox on their hands that, as we have seen, causes them great difficulty and to perform, for all the world to see and hear, some of the most disturbing, laughable and facepalming mental gymnastics that one can witness.
A perfect god does not create anything. It can't based on the fact of its completeness.
Since the universe exists, the conclusion then is obvious