I have been thinking more about the start of the universe thing today. Christians believe that their god created it, but I just don’t see how he could have. At least I don’t see how he could have intentionally created it. They believe that god exists outside of space-time. That he was the author of space-time. Such a thing would look good on a resume, don’t you think? I mean the guy who single-handedly invented All of Space and Time should be a shoe-in for the “god of the universe” position. Right?
But the more I think on it, the less it seems likely that the universe was anything more than a very handy accident. It all comes down to one question. What does it take to purposefully create anything? The answer is simple, a basic understanding of cause and effect is needed. For example, if I wish to make a fruit smoothy, I will need to understand the cause and effect process of running a blender. If I didn’t understand that running fruit through a blender would cause the fruit to pulverize, I could not intentionally make a smoothy. I might accidentally make one by randomly putting fruit into things and randomly hitting things, but I would be more likely to hurt myself than make a smoothy.
You might say that god understands cause and effect, but where does the concept of cause and effect come from? I argue it is a byproduct of space-time. Without time, order of progression can not be perceived, and without order of progression one can not understand what effect is made by what cause. Thus, intentional creation is impossible.
If the Christian god existed before time, how did he intentionally create the universe? If Christians are mistaken about something this fundamental, what else could they be mistaken about?
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