Is there a god who created the universe? Perhaps one who created the big bang and then left it to get on with things? Or one who created the universe and life and is involved with how it develops?
Now that is the nub of the matter. Put aside all the religious books that were so obviously (to me) written by man and one still has the major questions about creation. How did the universe come out of nothing? That is something that is beyond our comprehension (not surprising really with our tiny brains and limited intelligence). Did god create it? Is there a god?
For me it is obvious – there is not.
For me the very idea of a creator is such a human concept and merely kicks the can further down the road. It creates more unknowns than it answers:
We humans cannot conceive of something coming from nothing.
We solve this by having a superbeing who is capable of creating everything from nothing.
What does that solve? Nothing as far as I can see!
How logical is it? Not logical at all to me!
Is there any evidence for this superbeing? None whatsoever in my view.
We still have a universe created out of nothing.
We now have a superbeing who has come from nowhere with the ability to create whole universes. How much more incredible is that than what we had in the first place? It just poses a whole series of other questions:
Where did this superbeing come from?
Who created him?
Did he arise out of nothing spontaneously?
He has to be even more incredible than the universe doesn’t he? How can that happen? – – The spontaneous creation of a amazingly complicated god with stupendous powers out of nothing?
Or has he always been there forever? Just think about that for a moment and see if that makes sense.
What was his motive in creating the universe?
Where was he before the universe was created?
It certainly doesn’t make any sense to me. It sounds like a human construct to explain the unknowable, nothing more.
What do you think?