God is just an intelligence that watches us but can’t control us
I like the idea that God’s/it’s challenge is to influence our thoughts and actions, from a (vast) distance – just as any alien would attempt to do.
After all, it didn’t create the Universe, mankind or consciousness. It just became aware of both and realised it was superior to us. Humanity’s vast resources of information could be used as either food for its mind, or as a tool to aid its survival against our common enemy: Time.
This will also become the main challenge humanity faces when we need to influence all those distant consciousnesses we discover, as time continues to swallow us all up.