Good outline of how the Creation does not align with how Christians want to portray it.The Christian God didn't just throw dice and let the chips fall where they may; he deliberately creates evil, disasters, and calamities (Isaiah 45:7). And Proverbs 16:4 says, "The Lord has made everything for its own purpose, even the wicked for the day of evil."
According to the Bible, God killed a man and his wife for lying to Peter (Acts 5:5-10). He also ordered his 'chosen people' to do his dirty work when he told them to wipe the Amalekites off the face of the Earth; killing every single man, woman, child, infant, and all their animals (Deuteronomy 25:17; Exodus 17:8–13; 1 Samuel 15:2-3). That's not to mention his huge temper tantrum that led him to commit global genocide. If the Bible is accurate, then the Christian God is nothing more than a sadistic psychopathic bloodthirsty genocidal maniac, who obviously takes pleasure in deliberately creating total pandemonium throughout the world, and then he sits back and watches his creation tear itself apart, and he does absolutely nothing to stop all the violence and human suffering.
As far as I'm concerned, that's not a loving, merciful God. In truth, that's a sadistic and psychopathic God, who cruelly manipulates his creation for his own personal pleasure. Humanity and everything else in his creation are nothing more than his playthings.
KJV, "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things."
1. Morally bad or wrong; wicked, 2. Causing ruin, injury, or pain; harmful, 3. Characterized by or indicating misfortune; ominous.
NIV, "I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the LORD, do all these things."
1. An occurrence causing widespread destruction and distress; a catastrophe, 2. A grave misfortune, and 3. A total failure.
ESV, "I form light and create darkness; I make well-being and create calamity; I am the LORD, who does all these things."
Calamity: 1. An event that brings terrible loss, lasting distress, or severe affliction; a disaster, 2. Dire distress resulting from loss or tragedy, 3. Any great misfortune or cause of misery; in general, any event or disaster which produces extensive evils, as loss of crops, earthquakes, etc., but also applied to any misfortune which brings great distress on a person; misfortune; distress; adversity.
My guess is the writing and editing of Genesis was to reflect the hardships of life to a primitive but religious people. It appears they felt trapped to be honest about how a God could do this to them. It certainly doesn't;t work to the New Testament version of this God.