That's right, the big guy is a manipulative deceptive asshole. God himself says so.
"And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel." (Ezekiel 14:9)
Isn't that sweet. God deceives his own prophet to the point that said prophet deceives others. God then destroys the poor fool for doing exactly what God made him do.
Even in the New Testament which is by many Christians considered to be the superior and ethically more sound of the two "Testaments" God comes across as a vicious psycho.
"And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." (2 Thessalonians 2:11-12)
So, if you as a mere mortal can't see through the divinely created delusions you get a one way ticket to eternal torment. The cause, if you care to read the prior verses, is God's word.
Wow! This fucking homicidal bully is supposedly the benevolent creator that Christians venerate.