The Q are sleeper agents of the Devil. The Continuum itself doesn't know what it is beyond being a "force of nature". It thinks it's part of the overall plan...just another Universal force or constant playing their role in the make-up of the Universe...but, no, they're dicks. Dicks of the Devil. Causing mayhem on levels beyond all human comprehension. And in the End, the Truth will come out. Repent! Repent ye mortal sinners!