Isn't AuldSoul such a bright guy? How you doing, buddy?
Lola, reading your post reminded me of one of the seminal events in my leaving the Witnesses, and in leaving all belief in the Bible or a higher power. I simply decided I would read the Bible without any preconceived, especially Watchtower-inspired ideas. It took just 18 chapters of Genesis to end my belief in the Bible as god's inspired word.
Several things became obvious: There are at least two, if not three, very different creation stories. In the first one, everything ends up "good." In one of the others, as we know, everything went to hell.
Second, the god of Genesis is deeply flawed, far from all-knowing and all-seeing, and in general just not too smart. He doesn't know what's going on with Adam and Eve, or the serpent, for that matter, and ends up lying to them. He's just heard rumors about what's happening at Sodom and Gomorrah, and has to hike over there to see for himself. Then Abraham, considerably more ethical and compassionate than Jehovah, tries to argue the old fool out of destroying the cities. Jehovah lunches out with Abraham as well.
It became very obvious to me that the Bible takes quite a while before it begins to talk about an all-powerful, perfect god. Prior to that Jehovah was just like nearly every other god men have created and worshipped - flawed, proud, violent and abusive. A reflection in what is worst in humankind.
No, your idea of an imperfect god is far from new or original or crazy. It's been essentially the norm for the past 10,000 years of religion.