Re: I, Manipulator!
Off the top of my head, and just for the moment, how about we take out the notion of 'creating', 'manipulating', etc., by anyone, and just think of the finite and the infinite?
Finite would be all the things we can percieve with the senses - touch; taste; hearing; vision; reasonable conclusion (such as 'science'), and so on.
The infinite would then be all that is outside our finite perceptions; namely, the power source and any 'laws' or 'rules' which might govern it and/or us.
Then there is speculation, imagination, wishful thinking, hope, etc.; all of which are our attempts to explain the currently inexplicable.
If we see all life as finite, infinite, and speculation, isn't it then easier to grasp? ...Easier to talk about?
I hope so...which is, of course, a speculative statement.