If god created the universe, who/what created god?

Canada
July 24, 2010 12:16pm CST
It is a question that has been asked many times, but has no suitable answer. I assume most of you believe he god 'just is.' You believe that he has always existed in some form but we'll just never understand it. So then why is it so hard for you to accept that perhaps the universe itself 'just is?' That we may never understand it, but that there is no need to attribute it to an imaginary being. How is it more plausible to believe that some middleman has to exist in order to explain the universe? Furthermore, if you believe god created everything in the universe, how do you explain the many imperfections? Why was there a need for god to create antimatter throughout the universe instead of just the matter he needed? And surely the beings created in his own image, and the many creatures put on earth, should reflect god's own perfectness? But they do not - for example, humans are a sloppy design, so that must mean god is a sloppy design if we are created in his image. If god is a sloppy design, he cannot be omnipotent - therefore he is not god. Answer the questions directly, please. Vague explanations that involve 'having faith' or 'just knowing' are not useful and do not answer the discussion.
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@wiggles18 (2523)
• Canada
24 Jul 10
The universe did then. 1 created 2, 2 created 3....8 created 9, 9 created 10 (1+0=1), so 9 created 1. What makes most sense to me is that it is a cycle. Like a circle if you will, all parts leading to the other.
• Canada
24 Jul 10
Do you mean the universe created god? But god is supposed to be the original creator of the universe, and if he is not, then he is not god.
@wiggles18 (2523)
• Canada
24 Jul 10
Yes, but, I don't really believe in a conventional God, I more of think of it as a creator, not necessarily a human or being form. Still, if you use the name God, it still makes sense: God created the universe, and the universe then made God, then God made the universe, then the universe made God, over and over again, in a never-ending cycle.
@DawGwath (1044)
• Romania
22 Aug 10
Then God must be a washing machine! *ba dum tsss*
@mrgpk63 (444)
• United States
14 Apr 11
God Created Man, Woman & Child and the Planet We Live in. As many Other Planets can't Support Life. They are to Hot, Cold or contain Poison Gases that can't Support Life. The Universe is to Big and Powerful with Intense Cold and Intense Heat. Stars Explode or Implode as they Run Out of Gas. Lots of Things of Immense Power Happen in Space but the Earth goes Through an Ice Age and then a Warm Up. This has Occurred a few Times 425 Million Years of the Earths Existence. I am sure The Earth wasn't just an Accident. It was built for a Reason by a Mighty Being called God and All Living Things like Human Beings aren't a Sloppy Design.
• Canada
14 Apr 11
Science does not assert that the earth was an accident, that's quite an incorrect assumption. The forming of the earth, the other planets, the stars, the galaxies, indeed everything in our known universe was the result of processes that science has begun to discover. And humans are indeed a sloppy design - for example, eyes and nerves, sperm tubes, sinuses, and backs are all extremely poorly designed and absolutely contrary to what an intelligent God would create. For example, in humans, the route taken by the laryngeal nerve takes a detour - down into the chest, looping around one of the main arteries leaving the heart, and then back up into the neck to reach it's destination. Or consider sinuses, which have a drainage hole behind the cheeks in their top, which is contrary to what an intelligent designer would have created, since gravity would help drain fluid if they faced down. However, for our quadruped ancestors and cousins, the placement at the 'top' is really in the front, where the position of the drainage hole makes more sense. Human imperfections do make sense when you understand evolution, but not under the notion of intelligent design.
@rjkmrr (172)
• India
26 Jul 10
In the view point of Buddhism, there is no god or creature but our be in bad condition and if we do good deeds, goodness will be reflect to you. If you are totally free from 5 ignorance you are equal to god. As per the proverbs "human can soar higher than the angle and sink lower than the beast" it fully lies in our hand to become god or devil. Hope every body likes to become god, therefore accumulation of merit is must.
@DawGwath (1044)
• Romania
22 Aug 10
Probably the best point of Buddhism. Don't get me wrong, I don't agree with any religion, but if I really had to choose one, Buddhism would be the best and only candidate.
• Canada
27 Aug 10
This is one of those good questions that nobody can seem to answer. I have often wondered this myself and often toyed with the idea that we were created by aliens from another planet in 'their' image or because their planet was dying or as an experiment. And I agree humans are a somewhat sloppy design, so maybe we were a mistake even.