Suppose, for the sake of this analogy, that GOD, the creator of the world, is indeed wicked or indifferent to the desires of human beings. In such a case, we are created by an almighty power that shapes us as he wills, and he is able to do to us as he pleases.
The thing is, if that is the case, then that power can also deceive us to such levels that we can never discover the truth. It can program our minds so that our logic is wrong, implant false memories within us, and direct our senses so that they show us a distorted picture of reality, all without us knowing we are being deceived.
In other words, if we assume that GOD is evil, what is in doubt is not only the credibility of the Bible but the credibility of our most basic tools of cognition: senses, reason, memory, conscience, and so on. We can rely on nothing, not even scientific evidence and the most convincing logic, because they too can be a hoax.
Who said 2 + 2 is really 4?
Divine deception of this magnitude is not something that can be bypassed or eluded. This is not the Truman Show or The Matrix, in which the minds of the people function properly but the artificial reality around them deceives them. After all, GOD is the one who created and designed both reality and the human mind and consciousness, including their most basic functions. If he/she wants to deceive us, there is no way we can ever discover the truth, just as there is no way a comic book character can discover the truth about its creator on its own.
Foolish fantasies about man’s rebellion against the GODs, in the style of Prometheus, can exist when it comes to limited Greek “GODs,” not the unlimited creator of all: “Did the ax boast of the carver in it?” The illusions of evil machines, sorcerers, or scientists may be overcome, but not of those who designed and created both the universe itself and our consciousness.