"As for the ambiguous nature of God's true nature and purpous, I understand why some people may hate it being left like that...I honestly am glad that they left it ambiguous like that, because any explanation would feel cheap to me, and might feel too preachy ("There is a God, Hallelujah!," or "There is no God, you religious fools!"). Instead, we're left trying to answer the same questions we do in real life, but with more information?"
I purposely did NOT want to compare the show's Cylon God to people's real life belief in a higher force. I truly do believe that the Cylon God in the show is a real person or Cylon that orchestrated the events that lead to Hera being the mother of all humanity on earth. That is just my thoughts of the show and NOT real life.
There is alot of evidence supporting this in the show but the biggest is at the end when vision Baltar asys, "He does not like being called God." But if the movie The Plan, does not explain it like that, meaning they say that it was really some higher force or God that intervened then I will lose all respect for this show. It makes no sense that they would right the ending of the series saying God did it. The belief in the Cylon God was a huge aspect of the show but actually saying the Cylon God was really a god or Thee God goes against what the show did these last 6 years. That is why it only makes sense the the Cylon God is a real Cylon or person or maybe a group.
P.S. I am thinking the The Cylon God is really Windows Vista, pissed off at everyone for bashing it for being craptastic.
Again, I can understand why some people may be upset about the ending, and I'm not trying to convince people convince people to change their views of the ending, just explain what I felt of the ending. If you disagree with me, then "agree to disagree" I guess.
The reason I watch, and love the show is that it does bring in subjects from real life (whether it's moral dilemas, comparisons to real life events like 9/11, or deeper questions like "What is God"), and brings up its own interesting questions, like "do humans even deserve to survive?" and presents these things in interesting ways. The question of "Does God exist?" has been one of these questions from the very beginning, and it's an example of a time when they don't really give a clear indication of what the answer is. It gives us things to interpret, like a somewhat vague comparison between the characters on the show becoming gods, and "God" being an "it" that "doesn't like being called that." It does give us a higher being that manipulates the events that people believe is God, but is it the kind of God that people think of when talking/thinking about God, or is it just a more advanced being like the humans on Galactica were to the primitive people of Earth? What I feel is good about the ending is that people could view it either way. You could be right, and it could be something having to do with the Cylons, a more advanced being, or it could really be a God, in the way that most people view it.
To be honest (and this isn't just my opinion talking, but what I think is the writers' intetions - but I could be wrong), I don't think we'll be getting an answer to that question in The Plan. I do think he left it that way on purpous, so that people could take from it what they will, and not be told what to believe. If I'm wrong, so be it. I think I'll have the same reaction to it as you would have if they didn't explain it, because I think it would cheapen the effect of what we got, but I don't think it would affect my overall experience of the show. It is, after all, my favorite show of all time, and I don't think it could be hurt by one thing.
I want to state again, that this is just my opinion of the matter, and that I'm not trying to persuade or argue with anybody who feels differently. I can understand the disappointment with the ending, even if I don't agree. Everybody is entitled to their opinion.