In one YouTube comment thread a person has asked this question: ‘What is God?’
So I have decided to write this post, although I know that some of my arguments here will only be a repetition from my earlier posts.
We all know that there is the universe. No one can have any doubt about it.
Now if we are to invoke a God at all, then we will always invoke that God who is the supposed creator of this universe. We will not invoke a lesser God than that. For example, we will not invoke a god who can send us rain, thunder and storm only, but cannot do anything else.
Simple logic dictates that a creator will always precede its creation.
As the universe primarily means its space, time, matter and energy, so simple logic dictates that the creator of the universe will be prior to space, time, matter and energy.
Thus a creator God being prior to space, time and matter will necessarily be spaceless, timeless and immaterial.
A creator God who is spaceless and timeless will also be changeless, immortal, all-pervading, one, unborn, uncreated, without any beginning, without an end, everlasting and non-composite, because all these attributes are nothing but the default attributes of someone or something that is spaceless and timeless.
So the full description of a creator God will be this: God is spaceless, timeless, changeless, immortal, all-pervading, one, unborn, uncreated, without any beginning, without an end, everlasting, non-composite and immaterial.
It is needless to say here that this creator God should also have sufficient power and knowledge necessary for creating a universe. But that does not mean that he must have to be all-powerful and all-knowing.
So I am very clearly saying here that a creator God needs not have to be all-powerful and all-knowing.
Here whatever has been said about the creator God has logically followed from the statement that God is the creator of the universe. Nothing extra has been assumed or added by us.
Why do I call it a cold-blooded concept of God? This is because no human emotion has been allowed here to play any single part in forming this concept of God.
This can also be called a naked version of God, because the human jacket that he is forced to wear by the believers has been removed from his entire body.
Some atheists claim that man has created God in man’s own image. Even one eminent atheist like Daniel Dennett has claimed the same thing. Here I will show that all these atheists are mistaken in thinking so.
We know that God has not only been described as all-loving, all-good, merciful, just, compassionate etc., but he has also been described as omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, spaceless, timeless, changeless, immortal, unborn, uncreated, without any beginning, without an end, everlasting, non-composite and immaterial. If we now claim that man has created God in man’s own image, then we will have to conclude that attributes like omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence, spacelessness, timelessness, changelessness, immortality etc. are all human attributes.
But we know very well that these attributes are not human attributes at all.
So it is only a half-truth that man has created God in man’s own image.