Hypothetically, I suppose this could be acceptable. It matters to theists. Is that what you think? What would 'evil God' think? Would 'evil God' make us live eternally so that we would have to endure your idea of what 'evil God' regards as suffering? And we often hear from atheists that God is evil, and can't design for toffee. That's like asking 'did the inventor of internet make it evil, or good'? I don't think you comprehend the concept of God. How can God, be immoral, or wicked? What rules of conduct are there, outside of God, for God to follow? We as humans are said to be immoral, and wicked, because there is a standard theists regard as God. Evil is performed by those of us who do not conform, or choose to not conform to this standard, not that it is a concept all by itself (a bit like atheist I suppose). God is God, the ultimate standard. 'Evil' is something that is perceived by lesser beings. Just because we are hypothesising, doesn't mean we can just change the nature of God. 'If cars were able to build computers, would they build them with 4 wheels'? The question is 'why don't people enjoy suffering. If God is the standard, and we are part and parcel of God, we would accept whatever the standard of God is. Just like we do now. There is nothing but God. Think about that. And yet atheists assert that God does not exist. Hence, an 'evil God' would make his creatures happy, which they would regard as repugnant because they would be like fish out of water. I think you're assuming that humans are purely natural creatures, somehow created by a natural world, and somehow concoct a being called God. And that is the only tie. The problem here, is that you actually believe that is true. jan.