That would make sense Torngren, that's just another reason why all these man made gods with human emotions make no sense. But generations after generations of conditioning have convinced people that it doesn't matter, and they spend there entire lives not thinking about it. A belief is a drug, it doesn't have to make sense as long as it makes you feel good.
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I've written something similar before, but it applies here, so I'll paraphrase myself. If there were some omniscient, omnipotent, sky deity it would be so far beyond our ability to comprehend as to be a joke. It was human nature to personify things we could not understand- For example, lightning is frightening so we personified it to give it meaning we could understand and called it Zeus. We personified another deity and called it God. But if one did exist, it would likely think on infinite levels and who's to say what would be most important to such an entity? It would probably regard humans as humans do ants, and humans might not even be on the radar of said entity. Viruses or butterflies might mean more, if anything, to a deity.
Why? He gave us emotions why should He not have them as well? Why and how does omniscience automatically preclude emotion of any sort? Our understanding and labeling of His emotions are probably inaccurate but if He can be 'happy' then He can also be 'angry'. Omniscience and omnipotence do not have to preclude emotion. Why would God need to be unemotional? God is not a sociopath!
If to be omniscient is to know all there is to know it seems to me that the absence of feelings like anger would leave a void in all that knowing. After all isn't the way we relate to our surroundings and our interactions at least partially based on primitive and negative emotions, ie. fear, anger. Some of which may have real life consequences for us. Why would an omniscient being be any different?