If God created the universe, what was God doing before he created the universe?

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  1. shuck72 profile image77
    shuck72posted 9 years ago

    If God created the universe, what was God doing before he created the universe?  Thoughts?

    I recently watched the documentary The Unbelievers where the reknowned Atheist, Richard Dawkins posed this question.

  2. JR Richards profile image61
    JR Richardsposted 9 years ago

    Richard Dawkins asks STUPID questions!  He can't disprove the existence of God, so he asks STUPID questions.   If you don't believe in GOD, what do you care what he was doing before he created the universe.  If you do believe in GOD, since He is GOD, he was DOING anything he darn well wanted to do.

    1. cjhunsinger profile image58
      cjhunsingerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      JR--I have always thought that the stupid question was the one not asked. How do we learn if questions are labeled stupid by such as you or by others?

    2. JR Richards profile image61
      JR Richardsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry I wasn't politically correct.  But when a confirmed atheist asks a question about a God he doesn't believe in, and about a period of time that is unknowable - it is in fact a STUPID question that merely is posed to puff up his ego.

    3. Link10103 profile image60
      Link10103posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      So the question would be more valid from someone who does believe in god than from someone who doesn't? What sense does that make?

    4. Aime F profile image71
      Aime Fposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think it's stupid at all. As a very open-minded agnostic atheist, I LOVE thinking about this kind of stuff. I want to put the pieces together whether they fit into my beliefs or not. So I enjoy new questions that call for insightful answers.

    5. cjhunsinger profile image58
      cjhunsingerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      At some point you must explain to me what an agnostic atheist is. It sounds like being just a little bit pregnant.

  3. cjhunsinger profile image58
    cjhunsingerposted 9 years ago


    He was consulting a physicist and a contractor, but was having problems with raw materials.
    I have another question for you that was posed some years ago. If Jesus is god who became man and then when he was killed by man, went back to being a god, what precisely did he give up or sacrifice?

  4. calynbana profile image78
    calynbanaposted 9 years ago

    Well before the creation of the universe there would not have been time. Time and space would have been created simultaneously. So this question is really unanswerable.

  5. connorj profile image70
    connorjposted 9 years ago


    OMG! Is it not most obvious?
    God or Dog (backwards) was significantly busy "rolling the dice!"

    1. connorj profile image70
      connorjposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      He has all the time in the World to roll; well really he has infinite time (since he indeed is outside time and He is no sundial!...

  6. profile image0
    Ian Moonposted 9 years ago

    I'd really like to ask Richard Dawkins exactly "how" did he realise the self to be nothing, because he must have realised it somehow to come out with the BS that he comes out with..Nothing can't realise it's nothing it's as simple as that, & saying it's liberating when you realise your nothing or god is a totally backwards retarded thing to say..Also why is he still here if it's all for nothing, so for me their all BS er's who've realised nothing at all..I mean just asking that question is stupidity itself, because how tf would we know what god was doing (if god exists) before he created the universe?lol..It's a nothing question that can't ever be answered or proved, & they only ask it because they have zero evidence themselves. :-)

  7. lone77star profile image72
    lone77starposted 9 years ago

    The universe consists of space, time, energy and mass (STEM). Time was one of those creations. Therefore, there was no "before."

    God is not part of the time stream, but outside of it. Therefore, it is more accurate to say that God is timeless instead of immortal.

    1. cjhunsinger profile image58
      cjhunsingerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      lone--One can say anything, but it does not make it so. It is not reasonable to claim somethings exists without evidence to that claim. To claim that there was, no before, as a fact, is equally without foundation. You do not know.

  8. tirelesstraveler profile image61
    tirelesstravelerposted 9 years ago

    Are you assuming God is a created being?


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