On purpose. Why could this be? Perhaps as the ultimate test of one’s true nature, by battling the essence of one’s being with a tyrannical, artifiicial reality designed to decieve one’s senses. The good seeds can see through it, but the bad seeds are entrapped in the illusionary reality/“matrix” of sorts, which has correlations with both Christianity and Hinduism.
Note: I would put this under unusual beliefs, but this has correlations with the metaphysics of both Christians and Hindus, who outnumber the atheists on this forum.