But Tim, you've introduced another philosophical problem. Your comment:

"humans could have been designed with certain traits that our Creator would have bestowed on us, i.e. the capacity for truth and honor, and for less noble traits".

Am I to take it you accept your God exhibits these "less noble traits"? Or are we not actually made in God's image?

Perhaps, as Redewenur wrote:

'OK, Tim if that's you're God. As Douglas Adams' Vogon said, "Resistance is useless"'.