Superman vs. God: A "God"-anken Experiment
Once there was a Christian who was a normal human in most respects. Normal intelligence, health, strength, etc. We'll call him Clark. Clark prays one day for additional physical strength so he can do more good for the glory of God. God grants this prayer request and Clark continues with his life now with slightly greater physical strength. Now the net good of the world is slightly greater. More good is being achieved. Perhaps it is only barely noticeable, but the world is a slightly better place. Clark can now carry slightly more groceries in each armful at the food bank. He can dig ditches for longer for some orphanage. You get the idea.
Humbly Clark asks God again for more abilities to do good for His glory. This time God grants him additional intelligence. Now Clark can organize his day more efficiently and have more time to help the poor. He is able to cure some heretofore incurable disease, etc. The world is a slightly better place.
Clark continues to pray. And each time God rewards him with additional abilities. More strength, more intelligence, super speed, invulnerability, ability to fly, turn invisible, see into the future, etc. He's becoming a veritable superman. And the world is becoming a better place. Ghettos rehabilitated, hunger cured, ignorance educated, global warming reversed, crimes solved and prevented.
And still Clark humbly prays for more abilities. One might say that he is becoming more like a god with every prayer answered. One of his powers is super-humility so he would never think this of himself, of course. Yet it is clear that for almost any definition of god that man has ever used, he is close to it and exceeding it in many ways.
The world has never been a better place. It's a veritable paradise. Barely using even a fraction of his powers Clark can foresee conflict and mediate it before it gets out of hand. Clean, renewable energy is more abundant than air. It's heaven on earth.
But still he prays for more abilities. God is so impressed with Clark that he decides to let Clark be God. Clark is most of the way there anyway and God would like to tend to some of his other dimensions for a while. Clark would be a perfect adoptive god for this universe.
So God elevates Clark all the way to full godhood. And a strange thing happens. The world returns in every way back to its pre-Clark state. Once again we have the world as it was when God alone was in charge in the first place. All the wars, rapes, murders, starvation, cruel words, ravaging diseases, etc.
So what happened? Why is a universe with a nearly infinitely powered good hearted superman such a better place than one with an infinitely powered deity? Where did the love go?