If there is a God, who or what created him? This is a question I’ve had trouble with my entire life. Throughout my spiritual journey in life, I always found myself coming back to this question. And I have never found a clear, defining, legitimate answer to this question.
So I did what most good Americans do when they are confused. I went to Google and typed in “who created God?” and clicked on a link which led me to this site.
The Bible & Faith
According to the above website, Christians answer this question in the book of Genesis. It states that God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1) The verse continues to describe God as being active before the time that he created the universe.
But really no clear definition of how God was created. He was just always around. Am I just to believe that God was hanging around in the universe and one day he suddenly decided to create everything? This truly baffles me.
When I question people about this scenario, they often offer the term “faith” as an explanation. For me, faith is merely a word to use when there is an absence of proof. I have never been able to rely on faith as an explanation to anything.
The Greatness of Nature
I often hear the argument that I should look around at the beauty of nature, the intricacies of the human body and understand that the creation of Earth could not have been some random Big Bang, but rather a planned out and orchestrated action by God. I fail to see the correlation of how something being beautiful translates into that something having to be created by God.
I agree, nature is beautiful and amazing and the human body is an incredible organism. But I tend to lean towards science and believe that it’s because of millions of years of evolution. I don’t understand how anyone can look at a sunset and say, “Wow, how could God not have created that?” Don’t laugh, I’ve heard that many times in my life.
I think one of the most difficult things for me is that this one question always leads me to more questions:
- Is it possible that millions of people have simply relied on faith as the foundation for their belief system?
- How can people believe in something that can’t be proven?
- How can people believe in a book that was written so long ago and was passed down and translated over and over and over?
I am just a normal man. I’m not overly intelligent and I’m not dumb. I classify myself somewhere in between. But I fear that every time I think about this question, my mind will always end up more confused. I like for things to be explained to me with examples of proof, not faith. I like to rely on science to explain the things that I have no grasp of.
My spiritual journey in life has led me to the path of atheism and I’m okay with that. Unless someone can offer me some tangible, legitimate proof of God’s existence, I don’t think I will ever be able to believe in him.
This question brings me to the lyrics of one of my favorite songs:
“I won’t believe in heaven or hell. No saints, no sinner, no Devil as well. No pearly gates, no thorny crown.
You’re always letting us humans down. The wars you bring, the babes you drown. Those lost at sea and never found, and it’s
the same the whole world ’round. The hurt I see helps to compound that Father, Son and Holy Ghost is just somebody’s unholy hoax,
And if you’re up there you’d perceive that my heart’s here upon my sleeve. If there’s one thing I don’t believe in……. It’s you.”
Dear God by XTC