Tl;dr version? You don’t shit where you eat.
Long version: we have to live in the world as it exists right now, any time a magician summons up a demon to make someone sleep with him/her or give them money, that’s admitting the inability to simply manufacture gold or currency in an account, or a perfect sex partner out of literal thin air, any time you drink coffee or cognac in place of bleach, that’s admitting you can’t just transubstantiate anything into anything else, right?
We may have and be acquiring godlike powers but we’re doing it as embodied beings, and radiation, poisons etc are as deadly to us in these forms as they are to the rest of the human species.
There’s being someone who doesn’t feel the need to bow to an externally created conscience, which could be called sociopathic, when you put yourself and your own desires first and are willing to literally kill or harm without remorse, but that doesn’t mean you HAVE to kill, which in itself is a drive that exists in a minority of clinical sociopaths, since basically why bother killing (in the normal way, with all the risks involved) unless you’re weak enough that you’ve allowed someone to get under your skin?
It’s like the fact most child abusers were abused themselves as kids, so their own choices have been warped by being victims and never surpassing that event, or the way most rich people don’t go in for petty theft, and when they do it’s usually coming from a pathological grudge or yearning for thrills, both of which are disempowering… truly powerful people don’t go round stepping on ants, they have better things to do and since I for one am in the business of acquiring mastery over (my) manifest universe, why would I want to kill one of my own ants?
And if someone pisses me off enough I think of killing them (something I just don’t manifest in my life) I’d see it as my weakness, not theirs, for allowing it to happen, because I don’t get off on conflict with mortals - though I have to add, that last point may be a gender thing, it’s probably a bit more normal for men to want to compete and kill, but there’s nothing about becoming a god that requires an ongoing body-count in itself.
Human beings as primates are instinctual predators. We aren't even close to being benevolent because it's not in our genetics to be so.
Evolutionary biology says otherwise, given that humans always exist in their natural form as a society, not as lone wolves, and that the threat of ostracism is perceived to this day as highly threatening and even in this individualistic digital era we’re here, aren’t we, building (or at least taking part in) a community of sorts online for mutual and personal gain?
Every last cave and hut excavated indicates that we evolved to this point through co-operation, through nourishing our feeble young who don’t amount to much of anything for years so they can grow nice complex brains and have a vast understanding of abstract concepts, and then they in turn do their bit feeding us when we’re old, or when the females are pregnant growing a baby with that huge cranium and are therefore not able to hunt: our species exists in its present form due to a willingness to invest in others, sharing our resources, because they bring something to the tribe other than just killing ability.
We also want to pass on our own genetics, which (to generalise) is why men have a drive to acquire multiple sexual experiences, whether or not they’ve got a partner at home, and women tend to want to guard our biologically costly reproductive systems a lot more, making sure if we undergo the energy expense and risk of death childbirth brings, we’ve at least got some damned fine genes enhancing our own. All the social engineering of the past 100 years hasn’t completely changed this, and it’s the state we’d default to any time the props of our modern culture fell away.
The only truly individualistic “sod everyone but me” animals seem to be at the lower end of the scale, the spiders and snakes, even the larger mammalian carnivores have a strong pack instinct, most avian predators mate for life and when one mate dies, they’ll join another mated pair to help raise their young.
Individuality is about what’s inside you, not about rejecting community and even the communal good (within reason).
If someone - I’m not saying you, I don’t know you - thinks the only way they can ascend (what they believe to be) their own limiting human state is to cast mass destruction on the human race, that’s more likely to be about a fear of their own humanity, a bit like setting fire to the building you’re in, in the hope that when you get up trapped on the roof, some miracle will happen that will allow you to fly completely away from the mess - when it’d be simpler just to go with the created reality around you, and if you want to fly, buy a plane ticket, or your own aeroplane.
Doing a spell or evocation for a fancy sports car is going to fall flat on its arse if you’ve just invoked the bubonic plague in your country for lulz and there’s no-one left to weld the thing together for you, dig the petrol, and maintain the roads…
And yes, Frater Apotheosis, I basically agree with you, but this reply’s long enough already so going to leave it there.