This is what my very old friend told me.
There is a creator but no god
probably close to where my mind is at these days
i think the term is 'deist'
Yup, Deist basically means a belief in a Supreme Being who started off our universe and then left it to sort itself out.
I don't see too much wrong with that being a possibility, but it does not actually answer the big questions as to things like " is this universe all there is ?" , etc. etc.
The one thing I cannot understand about those who believe the Christian God was the Creator, is what prrof do they have of that, apart from the Bible which has been shown to be unreliable ?
It just seems like a conversation stopper to me. Just when we are making so much progress understanding life why opt out of the remaining questions by resorting to the supernatural.
The problem with the 'big' questions about the origen of the universe, life and its meaning etc
is that it distracts from the reality of IT DOES NOT MATTER.
Just get on with LIFE as we know it.
Wise words from Oz, they have another wise saying down Under:
"Lets open another tinnie"
The problems with an Anthropomorphic god-
The Arkansas floods have killed nearly 18 and left 100s homeless. A Baptist pastor, Mr. Cowart, has opened his church as a shelter and today will conduct a shortened service with a reading from Romans on how God works everything out for his good