Why then, does God try to deceive us?
If he created the world in six literal days some 10,000 years go, why did he create photos in mid-flight from stellar bodies more than 10,000 light years from Earth?
Why would a benevolent, loving God, create a deceptive, fake world for us, his favored ones, to live in?
If we were created in His image, why would he intentionally lie to us?
Should be photons, not photos, in mid-flight.
The world was created with stars in the heavens according to the Genesis account. The described purpose of stars did not encompass determining the presumptive age of the universe due to physical laws regarding the speed of light.
Adam was formed an adult. Does this strike you as somehow deceptive as well? It's the same thing. The world was whole, the heavens were whole and stars were there. Taking a purely physical point of view, that means that the light had to have been in progress at the same time the star was created in the Biblical sense. It's not as if the star was created in the Biblical sense and we had to wait a year, ten years or ten thousand years for stars to appear in the heavens.
Sadly, the only one trying to deceive here is you.
You make a number of assumptions that if any were wrong, would throw your hold accusation in to doubt.
But don't think that the Big Bang doesn't have its own miracles at work. If cosmologists generally agree to a 14 billion YO universe, you have your own light travel-time "horizon problem" because of uniform temperatures and not enough time between points A and B.