Who created GOD?

India
November 9, 2006 10:30pm CST
Opnions sought
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@mbsushma (26)
• India
10 Nov 06
man created gon for his own benefits
• India
10 Nov 06
man created god for his own benefits, sorry for typing gon instead of god
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@lectricky (681)
• United States
10 Nov 06
Some guy tripping out on 'shrooms. That's my bet.
@Kronyk (10)
• Canada
11 Nov 06
dude, i totally agree with you
14 Dec 06
That is such a great question. I can't believe you've had so little response! Perhaps because its so difficult. I know that I have read this discussed in a philosophy book but I really can't remember where now. I do remember reading a very nice description from the Kabbalah about the development of the different aspects of God along the tree of life where the initial God was there but then had to create another aspect so he could perceive himself and a third so that there was a point of comparison and so on. Quite complex but interesting. I have just looked this up to remind me and the Kabbalah does explain the beginning. I will just give you the quote I think, it is from the Zohar, a kabbalistic text: "Within the most hidden recess a dark flame issued from the mystery of the Infinite, like a fog forming in the unformed - enclosed in the ring of that sphere, neither white nor black, neither red nor green, of no color whatever. Only after this flame began to assume size and dimension, did it produce radiant colours. From the innermost center of the flame sprang forth a well out of which color issued and spread upon everything beneath...The well broke through and yet did not break through the ether {of the sphere}. It could not be recognised at all until a hidden, supernal point shone forth under the impact of the final breaking through. Beyond this point nothing can be known therefor it is called beginning - the first word, by means of which the universe has been created." There are a number of different explanations within different religions. The Kabbalah is a form of Judaism and since Genesis is shared by Christianity then a variant of this explanation is accepted in most forms of the two religions. Basically it is saying that there is no need for a creator of God because there is no 'before' God. God existed before time. 'No, we speak of Gods secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.' 1 Corinthians 2:7. God may exist either outside of time or be unaffected by the passage of time so that he is not subject to the cause and effect that comes from moving through time in one direction. There are a fair few other religions which describe a progression of gods before ours, each accountable to his superior but this creates the problem of how the first god came into being. An atheist would argue that man created God and this makes sense when we look at gods who came into being as archetypal figures representing specific phenomena e.g. Thor the thunder god or fertility gods. I am not familiar enough with the other major theistic religions to know their explanation for what created God. A problem which this question leads to is that whether we believe in God or not, something had to come first, to begin everything and that had to come out of something itself. Whether it is God or the first primordial matter which was the material that became the universe after the Big Bang, there is no explanation of the very beginning and the only explanation that there can be is that given above - that at some point there was no time is impossible to comprehend for us.
• Philippines
11 Nov 06
dont try to figure it out, we will never know :) because we humans are limited in terms of our intellect because we are bounded by a matter, because of this we can only know enough, not everything :) thanks hope it doesn't antagonize anyone :)
@veekay42 (77)
• United States
11 Nov 06
HELLO BLUEICE,NOT A BAD QUESTION,JUST DEEP:) SO WHEN I SEE HIM I'LL ASK HIM. AND I AM HOPEFUL;
@tjmoola (1860)
• United States
11 Nov 06
God has no beggining.
@erictlh (357)
• Malaysia
11 Nov 06
what is GOD?
• India
10 Nov 06
ITS BETTER U ASK GOD....
@ruwan75 (253)
• Sri Lanka
10 Nov 06
Is this blueice from Kathabaha. any way its a good question who create him. i am also trying to figure it out