The idea that there is a creator is based on the design arguement and that therefore must be a creator, and everything that is complex is just proof that there must be a creator. The design arguement to me just seems as a complete paradox. If everything that is complex must by definition have a designer/creator, then the complexity of the designer of this must be huge thus he must have a designer, and on and on to infinity.
The whole of your question relies on there definitely being a creator which brings in the above flaw everytime, to me it is the largest problem with the idea of god, if he had to design us then he must have been designed, ect, ect.
It looks as though you're discussing the implications of theism, not its truth: assuming there is a creator, the standard theistic response to your question is to claim that the creator is a necessary being, i.e. it contains within itself the reason for its existence so requires no exteranal cause.
Yeah, I agree, but I feel odd referring to what I'd imagine to be a supremely intelligent being as simply "it". Although I suppose referring to this creator fella in human terms is sort of a degradation of importance too. Hmmm.
Maybe we should just give this hypothetical super being a name and refer to it by that. How about Bob? Let's ignore the male gender implicated by that name and assume that Bob is a higher being, genderless, formless, and more or less non-existent. That is to say, Bob doesn't exist in the same way that we know the universe to exist. You can't see Bob or touch Bob, for example. If that is the case, why would Bob need to be created? Bob doesn't exist in a material state, so Bob didn't need to be made to exist- he wasn't created.
So, in schools, they teach the cause and effect theory. This states that everything that has ever existed or occurred has been created by god or linked back to god, but if you apply the big bang theory to this cause and effect most Christians would say 'Well what came before the big bang?' And at that point most people wouldn't answer. Then we apply god to this theory and people would say 'What came before god?' Then Christians would answer 'nothing' or 'since he is god he needs no creator, he is the creator' So why does there have to be something before the big bang?
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