So...would you say, DJ, that worshipping God is for our glory, not theirs? Why is worship needed? Specifically...why is a 3 hour block of church worship needed, or a 2 hour block of temple worship needed?
The "Problem of Pain", as C.S. Lewis put it, is this:
There are many ways to address this. The theology behind the Demiurge answers this, basically by saying that the creator is imperfect. C.S. Lewis stated that God's "good" must be different than ours (which IMHO, sort of negates calling him "good in the first place). There's also the "Best of all possible worlds" theory, that became popular around the mid-1600s, saying that all events lead to the most idealistic outcome, even if there's hardship inbetween. But as Voltaire put it, "We must cultivate our garden". And then there's the "Demiurge" theory, which basically states, as you put it, that the Creator is not on the same level as "God the Ultimate".“If God were good, He would wish to make His creatures perfectly happy, and if God were almighty He would be able to do what He wished. But the creatures are not happy. Therefore God lacks either goodness, or power, or both.”