All believers in God begin with the premise that He is the creator.
Go back one step. Just one!
What about BEFORE that?
What about BEFORE God was a creator.
Creation is the "beginning" for the created--but--not for god.
BEFORE God began creating.......he wasn't a CREATOR.
BEFORE God began creating.....there was nothing......and nothing TO KNOW. (Nothing to know about, you see.)
BEFORE God began creating...there was nothing and nothing to know....nobody and nothing to LOVE.
BEFORE God began creating...He was alone. In the middle of nothing...with nothing to think about....nobody to love....yet He was somehow different than nothing?
God wasn't anyplace. God wasn't doing anything with anybody. Eternity of nothing leaves God with nothing to distinguish Him from nothing and no time to BE.
God could not be ALL-KNOWING (there was nothing to know).
God could not be ALL-POWERFUL (nothing over which to exert power).
God could not be just, moral, loving or powerful (no wrongs to right, no good or bad and no action or event occuring.)
God could not be WISE (no knowledge about things as yet non-created).
In what sense could GOD actually EXIST? To exist you must BE something rather than nothing. How was God distinguishable from nothing?
God would have no attributes, identity or context.
A God of Love with nothing to love? A God of wisdom with nothing to actually know?
In order to BE God...there must already exist OTHER than God. Just as: for there to be a dream there must be a dreamer.
Consequently, only in the mind of MAN can God find context and omniscience, power, etc.
It is man who dreams of GOD and not the other way round.