God in my view is invisible, incomprehensible, inaccessible, a pure
essence, which cannot be described. You attempt to describe the
indescribable and explain the unexplainable.
You are the creation of God; your attempt to understand God is like Mona
Lisa trying to understand Da Vinci. No matter how intelligent you
may be you cannot understand your creator.
You cannot say that God is an “unknowable
essence” and then say that he is the creator. If you say that he is the
creator, then you have already DEFINED him as the “creator”. So he is
no more an unknowable essence.
I do not accept god as a creator because:
God as a creator becomes a “being”. A being must have a physical or a
spiritual existence. Anything that exists is limited in space and is
subject to time.
If God is the creator, he cannot be the creation. So where the creation
is, God is not. Take your own example of Leonardo Da Vinci and Mona Lisa.
They are two separate entities and each can exist without the other. Each
is limited in time and space. If the relationship between God and his
creation is, as you described, that of the creator and the created, then
God and the creation are two distinct entities and therefore God cannot be
infinite otherwise he would overlap his creation, which is not possible
because in that case we (the creation) would be part of the creator, which
means God has created himself.
If God is the creator, then there must have been a time that the creation
did not exist. Therefore before the creation, God was not the creator.
Just as Da Vinci was not a painter before he started to paint; and you are
not a father before you sire. This creates the problem that God too is
improving and acquiring faculties that he did not have. Before the
universe came to be, he was not the creator, and then he became the
creator after he created it. In other words God also changes. Therefore
God is neither perfect nor absolute. If God was perfect, he need not
change. He could not improve nor become anything, like “becoming” a
creator. “Becoming” behoves the creation and not an absolute and
If you say that the creation always existed parallel to God then God
cannot be the creator because in that case God and the Universe are twins
that existed from eternity, which makes the existence of God as the
creator superfluous. If the Universe is created, God must have preceded
it. That of course, as we saw above, is not possible because in that case
God would be acquiring attributes like becoming a creator.
In conclusion, God cannot be the creator of
the universe because
He would have acted in time, therefore becoming limited in
His creation falling out of himself proves that he is not
omnipresent and therefore limited in space.
If God and the creation co-existed always beyond time, then
God as a creator become superfluous
As you see, even if you say that God is an
unknowable essence, as soon as you say he is the creator, you are limiting
him and denying his perfection and therefore his godhood.
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