In Xenocide Orson Scott Card has Ender Wiggin say, “A real god doesn’t care about control. A real god already has control of everything that needs controlling.” Now the first sentence is a comment that could have come from the lips of my Fifth Prophet himself. And he would add that a real god doesn’t want to be worshipped either. But thinking about that should take you back to the beginning of my Family of Man quintet.
The second sentence is more troubling, as it sticks it’s nose right into the issue of free will. Is a soul ready to do evil in need of control?