All definitions of GOD rely on a post-Creation setting.
Terry, no, the definition of the deist creator is of an originator, that has not interfered, since the first, and final act of creation in his work. Most so-called gods, particularly wt's has been busy. Even I. Newton thought the Lord had to keep tinkering with our solar system.
we are then back to an eternal physical universe, then very thing creationists can't accept.
pp: well, we know from postulating back into time, that the universe is not eternal, just 13,8 billion years old, but that does not mean that energy in other forms than matter did not exist eternally, uncreated. with eternal time to exist in.
just because we can not easily grasp that, only express it mathematically, does not mean it is not feasible.
Imagine a creator that can set up energy, matter and laws* to allow the universe to evolve into the form we have today, and throw away the keys.
* One theory has it, that even natural laws evolve to a point where the ones that work for the good are kept and survive until today. we with them.