Who created Lucifer (shedder of Light) ?In what way does God's presence illuminate outrageous evil?
Who created that (Satan/Shaitan) which introduced Eve and Adam to the fruit of "knowledge of good and evil" ?
Who let Satan loose on poor ol' Job ? (god said to Satan that he may do what he liked to him; kill Job's family, his animals, alienate him, make him need all sorts of anti-biotics but "you may not kill him")
Ask the poeple in the Land of Og; if you can find any survivors.
From a Biblical perspective, and that is probably the main game in this verse, I think there is plenty to back up Leonard's phrase above.
This god of these old texts is either a laissez-faire liberationist
or a careless, thoughtless, dangerous gambler and a "naughty, naughty boy".
Apostasy is the way to go if you want to de-scramble your way through that messy business.
I set out one (dark) night "...without light or guide save that which burned in my heart..." (San Juan de la Cruz).