It had been the law among those who travelled other worlds for an unimportant amount of time (for time had almost no meaning to them) that the fate of a planet could only be decided by the morality of the dominant species. It had long been accepted that the morality of other worlds was irrelevant and could not be applied, when the battle for Earth began it was not with lasers or bombs but with careful argument to the umpire of the universe, a logician who specialized in interspecies conflict resolution.
The Creator of Earth was aligned with its spirit, Mother Earth quite naturally, but the opposition told the umpire that she was not in her right mind - that the dominant species were killing her and that for her own good she must be handed over to them for care. They brought up old cases where it had been decided that killing ones homeworld was deemed insane and such a species, left unchecked, would be a curse on the galaxy should it ever work out how to roam.
The fleet of rectangular ships carried the aliens of bug origins and they argued as follows. The rules of the dominant species state that more intelligent species may eat less intelligent species, we can help the earth with a cull and then keep the population in check by eating some. We won’t eat them all, it will follow their rules of “farming.” We see how they farm other species so close to them in intelligence it’s hard for us to tell the difference, so we can put them in pens, feed them, eat the young, make the milk into cheese… That is their rules. They believe in exploitation and greed only. On planet earth the ones with the biggest weapons eat and the others starve, we would be improving things for most. For most of these organisms death would be the merciful option.
On the circular ships the organisms were sent by the Creator of Earth and their own worlds, they were there to prove that the human species were in fact ruled by the Power of Love and could innately follow His laws. They had to prove that it was the influence of the Bugs that was causing a temporary cultural insanity that was curable. The umpire found more logic with the Bugs than the other side but since the Earth was created by Love, He was awarded the chance to prove His side was correct.
The umpire said you can select only one champion of the species and the Bugs must agree on the choice. The Creator selected a male who, without any religious belief, “spoke the language of love like he knew what it meant.” The Bugs stropped, “No,” they said, “This species is more like us, they need a strong queen.” And so the Creator 'reluctantly' selected the mate of his preferred champion and the Bugs agreed with glee. They had run through the fiction of the species and found the females to be weak, narcissistic, greedy and lazy. The Bugs sat back, sure of an easy victory. Even if the female succeeded she would never hand the power back to the male, never. Then either way they won. If she failed to prove she could navigate only by The Power of Love, the Bugs won. If she failed to hand power back to the male and sought to be a queen, the Bugs could either win by claiming she was obeying their rules or demand a rematch. The odds were stacked against the Creator and so he began to cheat (according to the laws of love you can cheat and lie to save those you love, so no laws were broken according to the logician).
The Creator went forwards and backwards in time to weave a story to beat the Bug invasion and prove that they were the infection and not the saviours. He found Abraham, one who could hear him clearly, but the Bugs hacked in and almost caused him to kill his own child. Now the Bugs knew that the Creator was cheating and so they began to cheat too, but now it was permitted by the logician who said they could do it under the rules of "fair play."
The Bugs knew that His plan involved the Jews and so they set about planting ideas to have them exterminated. It was also possible that the solution could come from their close genetic kin, the Arabs, and so they set about trying to get them eliminated too. The Bugs ran forwards in time to find that it was the First Nations that were the most likely champions of Mother Earth and set about having them destroyed too. The game was so much fun for the Bugs that they swarmed the earth in cloaked ships, hacking and hacking. They promoted greed, promoted money systems, hunger and famine. They promoted the idea of celebrity culture and set about making divisions. They set men and women against each other, they set divinely inspired faiths against one another, they set environmentalists against one another while the ecosystems crashed…
Then the Creator appealed to the umpire logician. “You see,” He said, “it was the Bugs all along. These time travel cases are hard to prove but it is them killing My earth, She needs My protection, not theirs.” The umpire agreed but said the fate of the humans was still to be decided by the champion game. The Creator could have Mother Earth, but if the humans no longer obeyed Him and were more like the bugs, then they belonged to the bugs as kith and kin, that was 'logical.' So the game went on. The Champion succeeded, she understood the Power of Love well, as did her man. The Creator went back to the umpire logician. The Logician was set to agree with the Creator and award Him the humans when the Bugs appealed (only one appeal is allowed for each side).
“The Creator of Earth has won a single pair, an Adam and Eve. That is in their literature. He does not win the rest of them. They are genetically flawed, we will save their earth by taking the rest of them away. The logician thought it good logic that played by "the rules" but the Creator was not finished.
“They all deserve the chance to be saved if they come to the Power of Love to learn and know that Love is not a spoken language but one lived and felt in the heart, mind and soul. Those are the rules of My Creation, by my Son, Jesus Christ, I may offer them salvation even if they have behaved like "bugs."” The logician thought. It was a popular notion in the culture, it was as logical as any other rule and, also, he thought, it was "logical that the others might achieve something similar given their genetic relatedness was very high. The Bugs had been influencing world history since the beginning. The humans were still strong in Love to their offspring for the most part and the vast majority wanted a loving Creator. Their fiction showed great fear of alien bugs and that could easily be taken as evidence of a shared nightmare for their kind." He said, “Stop.” The case of Mother Earth was over.
The Logician Umpire had to award one way or the other by law, but this time, because the importance of Earth he made intergalactic legal history. He awarded the care of the Earth to Her Creator and the care of all the species of the planet that were not human from that point onwards. For the humans the logician said that they would decide their own fate. Either they would listen to the Power of Love and be saved by Him, and He would know His own regardless of what “badge” they wore. Either they were strong in the Power of Love or not. The bugs could take the ones regarded by their own species as psychopaths and sociopaths, The Creator, Love, could only keep the others. The Creator knew that the Bugs wouldn’t simply eat their winnings but keep some for breeding and so get non-psychopathic humans to farm and bully. The creator could not bring such an argument to the logician because the notion of likely future crimes was not admissible.
The Creator appealed the ruling, His one appeal under the law, He argued that “psychopaths” are simply defective humans that should be isolated from the population while the humans find a “cure” rather than hand them over to the bugs. The logician thought, if all of that logic held, then the true dominant culture (uncorrupted by the bugs) on earth should be the Power of Love and so the Creator of Earth had the right to try to save the defective ones also. That meant the “Bugs” had to leave. The appeal was granted in favour of the Creator.
The Bugs had no sooner thought of fighting it out than the Creators fleet became so vast the Bugs could not detect the end of it. Either way The Creator of Earth was going to win, and by the Law of The Power of Love, He was instantly acquitted. The Bugs hailed the Logician Umpire for safe passage to leave but the umpire simply stated, “At this point it is not logical for the Creator of Earth to let you leave. There is no other system in outer-space than logic, neither of you are on your home-worlds.”
In the instant the ruling was made the Creators ships opened fire killing the Bug armada. There was no point going to the Bug home-world as the Creator must obey the logician and on the bug home-world they obey their Queen and live in highly logical brutal ways.
The Creator sighed. Now either His humans would either learn and take care of Mother Earth or not. It was a gamble but a necessary one to save this Universe. The creator needed a species strong enough in the Power of Love to understand and obey, but with enough grit to fight a battle to the very end without leaving a way for the enemy to regroup and come back. He turned to His humans and said “You must become stronger in love for each other, your fellow animals and Mother Earth. I, the Creator, and thus your only God, must obey the logician, otherwise it is not logical to permit Me in this system, but you don’t. You have been granted free will to choose your own fate, a part of the ruling that was never overturned. Thus you must only obey the logic system called 'The Power of Love' to be safe with Me. If you ever find the Bugs remember it is 'End the Game,' not 'Enders Game.' By the Power of Love you can do anything to keep those you love safe, so love everyone, your fellow animals and your Mother Earth. Then you will truly be free - the rules of Love are the only ones you can't break. So if you find their queen, you’ll know what to do. And I believe the logician will find all this quite logical. And this is my proof to the power over the logician that creativity wins over logic in this system, mind over matter, and that is how a God beats a logician, takes back the universe and wins. Now I am the only "Umpire" and judge (guess who's side I'm on, haha). I won, I am the only God. I am Love. Enjoy your lives because it is your destiny to win this universe for Me, for Love. Your future is brilliant if you really live by My rules. Creativity is more important than logic, but logic has its place. The Power of Love is the only thing you are fighting for, the only thing you should adore, and that is Me. I suggest you have a party and some beers before you get to work on saving your ecosystems, eradicating world hunger, curing diseases and designing spacecraft. If I solved the whole thing for you what would you do with yourselves? Really?"