I have idea's, theories maybe. I couldn't read your whole post in one go, a dysfunction of the brain caused by a learning black out from Christianity. In fact I can retain more information now than when I was a Christian.
Ok, I'll have to write my ideas out little by little. It might take more than one post, and I'll have to explain more if anyone needs clarification.
I'll start by saying life maybe the cause of our known universe, which is not any type of God as I see it.
I generally think that this universe isn't life itself. Granted we are alive, but alive in a system I call reality. Now I'm only using a language here that is suited around our primitive brain (So forgive me if it sounds fantastic)
So life is the architect of the know "Reality" not the universe. And reality creates subjects (Organic beings) for the purpose of learning. In my years I have heard many people refer to the known world and universe being made up of different types of chemical composition's (Relationships)
Now relationships are key here, for instance the sun is in a mass chemical relationship. Our body's are in a chemical relationship. Everything you can think of is taking and lending, destroying and creating, sustaining and exhausting in a chemical process.
So ill stop here.
But there is more.