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I think the original article is a flavorful take on mere mortals not knowing everything about the gods.
So, you're a LG Chelaxian raised in the Church of Asmodeus, maybe you dumped Int since you want to bump up Cha and Str as a paladin. You are kind of a heretic in that you think all these LE people running around are "crazy" for being so mean to the Father of Contracts, Elder God of Cheliax, Lawful Ruler and all around great guy (you were raised to believe) Asmodeus. Asmodeus in the meantime says, cool, what great LE can I bring about via this LG vessel?
It's gearing up for a fall or a deity change as the campaign progresses and the higher level paladin finds out more about the "true" church and the "true" nature of his chosen god.
But really, the big thing is that mortals shouldn't know all the ins and outs of the gods (unless they have high Kn: Religion and Kn: Planes maybe) - myths and lies and propaganda abound in a pantheistic society. Just because you the player read it in a book doesn't mean the character should know the same.