Earthen vessels- that's Biblical innit?
I think this world is an experiment.
And not to be taken entirely seriously.
I like Shakespeare's insight- the one he keeps coming back to- "all the world's a stage/ and all the men and women merely players."
We are here to try on different roles. To find out what can be done with a certain set of genes and social circumstances.
Well, why not? Perhaps for no better reason than that it's an interesting thing to do.
Between lives we are subject to the judgement of our peers. They are not unkind. They will have made the same mistakes themselves.
Is this experiment devised by God? I think not. I hate hierarchy. I think the only God or Goddess that exists is Spirit- omnipresent, unstructured, playful- and that we're It.