A person must create a creator in order to escape sinking into depression. It gives mankind hope to think that someone is watching over them. This is an argument I’ve heard many times.
Personally, the Creator actually depresses me to a certain extent. It would be sweet if there weren’t such a thing. But as I pointed out in my blog The Philosophy of God – http://www.writingforums.org/blog.php?bt=7239 – infinity makes existence impossible.
Thinking of the universe without a first cause, an unmovable mover, one can expect that energy and matter are in constant turbulence. It will never cease to change and rearrange, and with infinity guaranteeing that all probabilities shall be fulfilled, I would get to live countless lives. I shall be a king, a beggar, whatever.
Anyhow, it always makes me pause when I hear someone say that a creator is wishful thinking. Reality is usually not all that glorious – not nearly as glorious as unconstrained infinity.
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