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  • This is a difficult concept. The most common (but not universal) position among mono-theistic religions is that God is self-existent (i.e. not a created being), but rather is the source for all created things. This is hard to comprehend for those who, like us, experience all our (pre-death) existence inside this creation. We have no reference points for un-created things. I think this is much like the difficulty with an eternal Creator: if time is a part of this creation, then the Creator is not confined by time. What is existance like unconfined by time? It is very hard to imagine... nevertheless, though I can not really comprehend the implications, I expect both things are entirely true: God, the Creator, is eternal, self-existent, and outside the operation of time. For non-monotheistic or less common monotheistic theologies: There are many religions that believe gods came from other gods. Some theologies allow for other orders of creator beyond this creation, e.g. LDS teachings include "as man is, God once was" suggesting that God is a created being who (at least at some point) had a diety above him. (Note: I do not speak for the LDS church and some may disagree with my interpretation of that phrase and its implications.)
  • God would be of a Type VII Civilization on the Kardashev scale (whereas we are at type 0.82 right now. Type II would be a Star Trek-type civilization, and Type III would be a Star Wars-type). Type VII Civilizations would create universes at will, edit time at will, and are however, well beyond the stage of human understanding. That probably explains why we can't figure out how God exists in the first place. For more info on the Kardashev scale of civilizations, read here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kardashev_scale
  • God has always been around. He always existed, He does exist, and He will always exist.
  • Nothing exists independently of everything else. If it did, it wouldn't exist at all. To say you "exist", is to place yourself in relation to something else. "Everything" created God. It's a symbiotic relationship. God and Everything came into existence at the same time. But so did “time” so we simply can’t say what created what, only that they are co-creative. This dependant arising nature of God and Everything is deep and profound. The stars shine at night not because they are bright, but because the night sky is dark. But if they weren’t bright, they wouldn’t shine either. It takes both conditions.
  • God is a solipsist.
  • When asked in the Old Testament, who God was, God simply answered, "I am." God is the Alpha (the begining) and the Omega (the ending) of all things (c.v. The Book of Revelation). God has always been in existence and therefore, no one created God. I hope this answers your question!
  • God has always been!
  • "If God created everything, then who created God?" ... God is ETERNAL, therefore God was never "created". "The eternal God is a dwelling place, And underneath are the everlasting arms; And He drove out the enemy from before you, And said, `Destroy!'" - Deuteronomy 33:27 Thank you.
  • If God created everything, then no one created God.
  • This is really an interesting puzzle. On the one hand, if you say God was created by "x", then who created "x" and so on and so forth until the mind just boggles from exhaustion. On the other hand, if you say that God is self-existant, and not created, the mind boggles instantly on: 'How can that be?' As created beings ourselves (assuming you are not an evolutionist, etc.) we lack the proper reference to wrap our minds around it. About the closest my mind can come up with is: 'So, there was nothingness, and it got bored and became creative, and that creativeness coelesced into God?' Not real bright, is it? But then, I'm not sure any human answer to this conundrum really is.
  • He just is.
  • His mom, Hilda. She is way older than dirt.
  • He is just there, now quit asking such a deep question I'm getting a fuzzy headed & a head rush feeling thinking about the universe & god & everything in it..........& space how it is never ending... now i'm really gonna have a nightmare..
  • The Buddha?
  • I heard something about the Alpha, I can only assume this is some sort of wolf.
  • The human mind cannot wrap itself around something that has no beginning and no end. Not unlike infinity.
  • God has been there forever, and always will be there.
  • Gods, God.
  • Revelation 1:8 states: "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "the one who is and who was and who is to come, the almighty." Alpha is the fist letter of the Greek alphabet. Omega is the last letter. God is revealing the truth that He (or She) is eternal. He has been here from before the beginning (the alpha) and will be here after the end (the omega). God is also with us for every step along the way. With love in Christ.
  • Man did, silly!
  • Abraham.
  • The humans that wrote the book :)
  • "And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you:" -Exodus 3:14 "Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am." -John 8:58 God Almighty is eternal. He has always existed in past, present, future, and eternity. Time is nothing to Him. He was never created nor will He ever end. I hope that this is helpful. :) -In the Master's service. Thank you and God bless you!
  • God's mommy made him... His mommy is Lu Bu, a true warrior of the Three Kingdoms.
  • My viewpoint: God apparently doesn't want us to know at this time. Our minds are not able to conceive the understanding of his continual existence. We may never know. But that's ok. Its not necessary for faith in God. However, In (human) terms I have come to an understanding or at least to answer to the Alpha and Omega biblical truth. Assuming that God is in our sphere of our time realm, if you take a piece of string, A and B, a begining and a ending. Lets say a ft. long and tie the ends together. It makes a circle. A constant, never starting and ending cycle. God is in a circle of time, NO begining NO ending, its that simple.
  • Many will say God has always been. But there are also many who say there is no God. Anything that is arguable one side to another is blured vision. You are the master of your dog, and as many dogs as you wish to have, you are their master. It is the Karma of those beings that they are in those positions. Now, beyond everything there is no Karma, and just because everything seems so big, that doesn't mean that everything is all that is. Everthing has it's tie, but beyond all ties, back to the origin, there is no God, because He was there first, before there was anything to govern. The Master is just allowing a dream like this, the dream of creation, and so while He dreams He is Master. And when He stops the dream, it will be a new begining, and the dream and it's end will be gone. It never was real. He is the only Absolute. Everything is the dream, He is whats real. Bless this day, as a flower blesses the ground that holds it.
  • God; he created 'everything', and since we have defined God as a creator, God is a 'thing', therefore God created God. If this doesn't make sense to you, that might say something about the idea that God created -everything-...
  • I doubt that anyone created God. I would have to say that God created the ability to create. He created time, matter, space, etc. It's something that's way out of anyone's comprehension. God was before time was. It's hard for us to get our heads around such concepts. Something outside of time? Matter? Space? Energy? I doubt that we could comprehend the answer to such a question with our narrow point of view on a tiny planet in one of billions of stars in a galaxy thats also one of billions. So to answer your question, I'm telling you there's no answer.
  • According to my religious friends... nobody. Somewhere in the bible God is quoted as saying, "I am the Alpha and Omega." This has been interpreted to mean that God has always existed (and always will). It just been that he's (she's?) gotten a bit lonely lately and created the universe (and us) to stave off the boredom. At least that's the way I hear it. Hope this helps.
  • "who created god?" IMHO God exists outside of the universe AND time. Therefore God may have existed ALWAYS. Don't limit God by attempting to define It in terms according to man's limited concepts and comprehensions. "who is God? where is God?" The answers to those two questions depend upon what religious faith you accept as valid -- and there are many to choose from! IMHO 1. God created/caused our spirits (entities) along with the universe to come into being. God established the purpose for it all but doesn't involve Its self in the continuance or activities of same. 2. "Sin" is man's concept and is utilized by men to control other men. The human caused "negative events" that take place are circumstances that are considered by us in the non-life experience between incarnations as we evaluate the successes and failures we made as we attempted to achieve our goals during our incarnations. 3. The Bible (and similar religious books) is a necessary concoction created by man to control man and his environment. It was necessary because mankind, in its infancy, did not have the medical and technological knowledge to conquer and understand its environment so had to be controlled by superstitions which were found to save lives and further the survivability of the various human societies. Why did God make the world? IMHO, God diversified Itself into Its many parts and charged those parts (entities) to go forth and acquire knowledge and experience and to then return to the Oneness of God. The entities caused the creation of the universe and everything therein and individually choose to inhabit the physical bodies. The entities may incarnate/reincarnate many times before gravitating back into the Oneness of God. SPECULATIONS Speculation: 1 Is God necessary? Yes! There has to be a Source from which the "big bang" sprang forth Creating the universe. Speculation: 2 What is God? God is the ultimate Cause. God is the Creative Entity, Energy or Force from which all is derived. Speculation: 3 Where is God? God is in a state of awareness that is outside the universe. God has morphed part of Itself into those entities (spirits) that inhabit the universe and the physical bodies within. Speculation: 4 Why is God? God Is because God Is. God is eternal, existing independent of time or the universe. Speculation: 5 Is God concerned? No! God is not concerned with the daily functioning of the universe or matters within it. That is our domain and subject to our whim. Speculation: 6 What are we? We are the spirits (entities) of God. God morphed into Us and we continue to create according to God's purpose. Our physical bodies are simply the means we use to experience and function in the physical dimension. Speculation: 7 Why are we? We are for the purpose of gaining knowledge and experience. In the end, we gravitate back into the Oneness of God allowing for the fulfillment of God. Speculation: 8 Evolution Evolution is simply a tool of Creation. The entities often influence the direction of evolution along desired paths. From my chosen path i stray, Yet my God ne'er turns away; For i have learned -- and understand, That where God is -- is where i am!
  • We as human beings trying to understand the wise thinking of an omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent God. We do this by using our finite minds. God’s wisdom, mercy, and authority are infinite. How can we the creation, understand the creator except by the extent of his will? The creator does not have to have a beginning or an ending as we know it. Here is what God asked Job when he questioned the Lords wisdom: Job 38 The LORD Speaks 1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the storm. He said: 2 "Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge? 3 Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me. 4 "Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation? Tell me, if you understand. 5 Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? 6 On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone- 7 while the morning stars sang together and all the angels [a] shouted for joy? 8 "Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb, 9 when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness, 10 when I fixed limits for it and set its doors and bars in place, 11 when I said, 'This far you may come and no farther; here is where your proud waves halt'? 12 "Have you ever given orders to the morning, or shown the dawn its place, 13 that it might take the earth by the edges and shake the wicked out of it? 14 The earth takes shape like clay under a seal; its features stand out like those of a garment. 15 The wicked are denied their light, and their upraised arm is broken. 16 "Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea or walked in the recesses of the deep? 17 Have the gates of death been shown to you? Have you seen the gates of the shadow of death [b] ? 18 Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth? Tell me, if you know all this. 19 "What is the way to the abode of light? And where does darkness reside? 20 Can you take them to their places? Do you know the paths to their dwellings? 21 Surely you know, for you were already born! You have lived so many years!
  • As a creationist I do not need a creator in the same way as evolution doen not need a beginning.
  • Not everything has to be created by something bigger. Humans are very narrow minded when it comes to this kind of thing. Ever think that maybe there's some stuff that we'll never understand?
  • God was before everything. He is the Alpha and Omega (the beginning and the end) Before Him... there was nothing....
  • Religious answer: "God does not need a Creator, for He is God." Non-Religious answer: "I don't know."
  • The Flying Spaghetti Monster!
  • Counter-god
  • GOD has always existed! GOD has no beginning or end! GOD is eternal!
  • I was always taught that God has always been. He was never created. When one would ask how, the answer was just "God has a different perspective of time than we do." And we were supposed to believe that. However, my answer is that God was created when the concept of the Bible was created.
  • He didn't require creation because he was already there.
  • This is where the belief that god created everything comes undone. If god created everything then that would have to include itself. God could not create itself if it didn't exist. So the natural conclusion to me is that god cannot exist in this capacity.
  • God has always been. It is hard for the human mind to comprehend that, because that is how we were created, to believe that EVERYTHING has to have a creator, but He has always been.
  • He already existed. Listen carefully: universe = spaceTIME continuum. Since God created TIME, there can have been no 'time' before God. Perhaps He exists in hyperspace. Maybe He IS hyperspace. Perhaps hyperspace has consciousness and volition. We simply don't have those answers.
  • Got is infinite. He was never created; he has no beginning or end. If he was created, then he would be mortal. If he was created, then one day he would have to end and without him man would destroy himself. God is like a ring he has no beginning or end.
  • This question even though it "could be" asked, really can't. Because a Creator can't be created, because He's the Creator! Add to this, is that He's always been there, always. Forever past, right this moment, and forver into the future.
  • Man created God.
  • We did.
  • God always has been - He does not have to be created because he exists outside the bounds of time. There is no beginning and end of him, he encompasses beginning and end, and everything else we can't see. To limit God to being created, or existing within time is an assinine presumption.
  • Good question. This is why the believers in the one true God of Abraham, the Jews, the Christians, and the Muslims, all believe that God is eternal and was not created. Revelation 1:8 states: "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "the one who is and who was and who is to come, the almighty." Alpha is the fist letter of the Greek alphabet. Omega is the last letter. God is revealing the truth that He (or She) is eternal. He has been here from before the beginning (the alpha) and will be here after the end (the omega). God is also with us for every step along the way. With love in Christ.
  • I created him! Right here in my kitchen. With equal parts of superstition, violence, hatred, bigotry, sexism, ignorance and other ingredients that I will keep to myself so as no reveal the recipe and protect humanity from itself. We can't afford to have another one of those causing chaos, mayhem and destruction in the world
  • i just dont understand how something could be made from nothing, it makes no sense to me.
  • God is what there was. The original energy.
  • Mr and Mrs God, of course.
  • He's just always been there I guess.
  • The big Bang
  • I asked that before and got no answer, it is an answer impossible to figure out but he can't just have always been there.
  • gods mom?
  • god has always been there, and always will be.
  • You answered your own question!
  • I asked this question many times. It's usually answered by bigoted Christians who say, "Don't think about it; just believe it".
  • No one created God, God is a Spirit, nothing was made before Him.
  • Chuck Norris, obviously.
  • as far as i could gather, he's beyond the bonds of time so the question technically doesn't make sense because time applies to this world, and he's bigger than that...i guess?
  • Humans cannot comprehend infinity past and future where God has no beginning and has no end.
  • if there were someone or some thing that created God, then God would not be real. No one can create the absolute. the absolute has always been. God is absolute. God is Energy, and what do we remember from our science classes? Energy cannot be created or destroyed, but it can be changed. Since it can neither be created or destroyed, it has always been Generator Operator Destroyer
  • Humans created god to explain things they didn't understand.
  • Nothing. It is the only other thing besides everything so therefore god is nothing or god was created out of nothing(how, I don't know. I'm working on it.).
  • God created himself via excessive masturbation.
  • God was never created, don't try and understand this!
  • he was the first thing ever, someone had to be.
  • Only way is if the natural laws so to speak, the cause-effect relationship we see throughout the rest of the universe, simply does not affect him. How can you explain something which was not caused by something else? The line of events stops somewhere and inevitably I think we find there is a god or force behind the creation of the universe. If not God, then what, and why? How does random nothing cause everything? How does omni-whaty whoever operate outside of the jurisdiction of the universe? heh. My answer is heh. I think the logic behind something is only half as important as the truth of the underlining assumptions of a thesis or theory. The logic is not important if an assumption is "proven false". There is obviously no records to confirm how the universe began. Nothing irrefutable and conclusive. This is my perspective on a philosophical kind of level. All I know of science is things like "left over radiation" and "e=mc2" Scraps and pieces of physics. Derived from years of study, of the universe, from the "outside". Other phenomenon isn’t quite outlandish but you obviously need prove to validate a statement and I am not aware of anything to prove anything about assertions of mass-energy blah blah blah. Like I said, the only, un-scientific because I can't say anything as simple as 1+1=2, when talking of the origins of the universe is… In essence, nobody created God, or there would be a paradox of creator succession to destroy the cosmos; or, nobody created God, because God doesn't and never existed.
  • And when did time begin?
  • Humans.
  • Himself from the future?
  • Therein lies the problem. If a complex watch must have a designer, who designed the complex designer.
  • Ask Him or Her, not a bunch of ABers. None of us know. +5
  • October 3, 6,252,967,003 B.C......at around noon.
  • A lot depends on which God you are referring to?
  • by man, a few thousand years ago.
  • refer to many other questions/answers
  • By humans. We realized that we were creators. Then assumed someone must have created us. In my opinion, the whole thing simply created a mess.
  • God is self-existent. He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end from eternity past to eternity future.
  • You mean, what happened before time existed? How do you expect to understand things that happened before there was time? When did it happen? I'd recommend trying to figure out the nature of the material universe like Stephen Hawking's been doing for 50 years before tackling a concept that is obviously beyond your (or any other human's) intellect.
  • Which God do you refer to? http://www.godchecker.com/ And as always, WE create Gods, they don't create us. http://godisimaginary.com/
  • catholic...
  • God wasn't created since "He" is forever - without beginning or end.
  • You didn't specify which God you are referring to.
  • Workers from the 'Stuff a God' store.
  • This is one of the great mysteries of Christianity. God stands outside of normal time, thus having neither beginning nor end. It's a difficult concept for our limited minds.
  • Haven't figured that one out yet!!!
  • Man is not a creation of god, god is a creation of man.
  • I don't believe in any god(s). Therefore it was humans who created your chosen god(s) in their imagination.
  • Supergod.
  • The government.
  • The universe big-banged from a black hole and will eventually shrink back into a single black hole.. then big-bang out again. This cycle has been happening since the infinite past, so it is the universe-black hole cycle that has always been.. sans creator. Speculation at the present but could get a proof-test eventually.
  • It was Thor, he invented them all!
  • I have been lucky enough to have been on both sides of the fence. Already you are seeing the failings of the culture of religion. KEEP ASKING THESE QUESTIONS. KEEPS SEEKING ANSWERS TO THESE ISSUES. Hopefully you can see through the god delusion and begin to see how intricate and amazing this world is. By realising that its MUCH more amazing than some being claping his hands and creating everything. You may come to realise that it really did tale BILLIONS of years for the universe to get this way and that evolution is a beautiful thing to be part of and that it to millions of years an also that it is a FACT. A very real one. Once I awoke from the god dream, I found the universe and science to be even richer and more amazing simply because it is logic based. Like 1+1=2. Easy to follow if I gave it the time to learn. I am glad to have had te god experience because it has made what I KNOW is real to be so much more meaning full. Together we shall unlock the secrets of the universe.
  • The true God, Jehovah is the Creator of all things, the great First Cause; hence he is uncreated, without beginning. (Re 4:11) “In number his years are beyond searching.” (Job 36:26) It is impossible to place an age upon him, for there is no starting point from which to measure. Though ageless, he is properly called “the Ancient of Days” since his existence stretches endlessly into the past. (Da 7:9, 13) He is also without future end (Re 10:6), being incorruptible, undying. He is therefore called “the King of eternity” (1Ti 1:17), to whom a thousand years are but as a night watch of a few hours.—Ps 90:2, 4; Jer 10:10; Hab 1:12; Re 15:3.
  • God always was and always will be. He is the alpha and the omega.... the beginning and the end. He created more than just us... he created the universe. THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE. did you know that there is a STAR (called VY Canis Majoris) that is over 100 BILLION times bigger than the sun???? OUR SUN IS HUGE compared to the earth!!! we are a tiny speck of a SPECK compared to the rest of the universe.... yet we are the ones God chose. A God who created something as vast as Canis Majoris but as small and insegnificant as us ... to me? he just exists. he had no beginning. and i believe that with OR without proof.
  • GOD has no beginning and no end; He is the beginning and the end. There is no other GOD.

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