Original post at: http://www.unorule.com/god-questions/
Without going into real existence or not… assuming that God exists, it could not answer the following questions.
The problem arises because humans are finite and imperfect. The only way we can imagine God is infinite and perfect.
Easy for us. We delimit with infinite and relieves ourselves of worrying.
Actually, infinite is a concept that humans have invented to stop thinking when our finite mind gets tired. If we think that everything has a cause, and in turn the cause has another cause… and so on ad infinitum, we could not stop. Each person finds its pause at one point, some people call it God, others Big Bang. Completely individual and respectable.
Personally I think God existence or not, we could not define it, and any attempt would be wrong or at least not universal.
Anyway, imagining God as a thinking consciousness, I think it could not answer these questions despite that we presume it omniscience.
Lucky us humans we can delegate this responsibility to higher powers without worrying further. Whether God or Nature with evolution. We are fortunate that this question doesn’t haunt us.
From the point of view of God… who created me? Myself? But if I created myself, someone before me had to create me so that I could create myself… I emerged from nothing? So… nothing is the true God?
Humans are born and die, we have a beginning and an end. Nothing else to think about.
But God, am I really eternal? If I am God, wherever I come from, at least I know I have a beginning… but how I can know whether I will or won’t have an ending?
In my previous post I argued why humans are naturally good. Simply because of the fact that we cannot act against our feelings is what makes us good.
But God, omnipotent, creator of everything, has created evil things. Its conscience has to be devastating. Could not it have designed it differently? It is supposed to be omnipotent. Or every evil that it creates is necessary to fix an earlier error that arose from his vanity for wanting to create something perfect like itself? Is our reality just God’s punishment for its vanity? It gave us the greatest gift, life, but cannot spare us death.
Humans are measurable, are bounded. Humans delimit with the infinite and change the subject. We are not really aware of what that means infinite.
Being God, infinite, am I really infinite? Is there something beyond myself? I just know that I am a awareness and I feel everything. But, is that really everything or is there more?