There is a third possibility that comes to mind. ID could stand for Incomplete Design. What if the Designer is just beta-testing us to identify the bugs before rolling out Homo sapiens 2.0? Sure, we have lives that are nasty, brutish and short, but the designer doesn’t really care and we have to muddle through so He can come up with something better for the next roll-out. And we’re powerless to complain, because the Designer has a monopoly. I call this the “God as Microsoft” option.
Unfortunately, all the other deities are already being snarky about Life 2.0.