Right-o, let's talk about god. Let's assume he exists. There are two possibilities which flow from this assumption:
1. God is omnipotent (not omnivorous, as Homer thinks),
2. God is not omnipotent.
There's no other choices here: it's either one or the other. Please, do tell if there is another choice.
OK, let's go with (1): God is omnipotent.
He knows all. He is everywhere. The laws of the universe do not apply to him. He is infinite. He knows every event which has ever occurred, and every event which will ever occur.
Oops. Hit a roadblock here. If he knows *everything* which will occur, then what is the value, what is the point of free will for humans? What choice can any human make that is not already foretold and preordained? If god knows what is going to happen with the free will he has given humans, then what is the purpose of *anything*? We can only do what god already knows we are going to do. BY DEFINITION. That's what omnipotent means.
Thus, there's no point in the entire universe. At the very moment of creation, god knows every little thing that is every going to happen, and the whole thing is simply a circus, a charade. Stars form. Stars explode. Planets form. Life develops. People do things. People die. Stars die. Universe grinds to halt. And *NOTHING* that an omnipotent god doesn't know right from the start.
(2) Sounds more inviting. But then, it's not god. Just some alien dude with some superior technology and/or inexplicable powers. And he *doesn't know* what's going to happen, doesn't know your choices.
But then, what's the purpose of a god in this case? What does this god explain that purely natural forces cannot? In what way is the weak-god universe better than a no-god universe? If he is not omnipotent, then what is he? A meddler? A Loki? A frakkin' intergalactic do-gooder?
And *how* does he decide to interfere with humans? What criteria does he use? Who deserves to get visions, and who does not? And *why* does he give silly breadcrumb trails, and hints and clues, instead of just saving the peoples he (allegedly) cares for?
Sorry, this bucket is full of holes as well. Neither one makes sense. (And this is correct. Neither do.)