If you ever wondered what an abusive husband would do with "absolute power," just read the Bible, lol.
My ex-husband, an abusive man, would hold me down and nearly strangle me, slam me against walls, and many other physical assaults. He would proudly tell me that he had never abused me, though, because he had never once hit me. Reminds me of that "god," wherein god never abused humanity because he didn't directly kill us ALL off, with his own hand... And besides, didn't he kill his own kid off on our behalf? See how loving?! Heh.
Anyway, yeah, self centered beyond imagination, that story of "god." A total breaking of the commandment not to bear false witness. Well, in fairness, it doesn't say you can't bear false witness against god, lol.
But really, the point I'm getting to is, I don't think it's coincidence that most of the stories of 'gods' are little more than reflections of humanity... often its darker aspects (evil, whatever you want to call it. I prefer 'dark' because I think that both light and dark were created for a purpose, and that evil is a bit of a misnomer).
Uh, I guess I'm rambling at this point. Thanks everyone for awesome discussion, I'm greatly enjoying it!