Sifting Out The Creator
Analytical review of the scientific data and evidence, in conjunction with the deductive reasoning process, led us to the conclusion that there must have been an Intelligent Scheme at work to manifest the emergence of this enormous, very complex, and highly dynamic Universe (In Search of The Origin-V) . We came to the recognize the fact that the Universe is no ‘accident’ – It is a product of a well-thought and well-planned Intelligent Scheme – A scheme incorporating some very strict laws and ‘codes of conduct’ to ensue the planned propagation and continuation of this Universe .
The presumption of such laws, ‘Laws of the Universe‘, either concurrent or prior to ‘The Beginning‘, further led us to the only logical conclusion; The presence of an Authority and Intelligence that must have to be there to devise, establish, and impose those Laws – An Authority so unfathomably intelligent and capable as to be able to plan the logistics for the execution of such an enormous and multi-stage ‘Project‘. The Might, The Power, the ‘Absoluteness’ of The Authority, and the perfection of the Knowledge of such an Entity can barely be visualized by our human brain.
Whatever the ‘naming convention’ we adopt to name that ‘Absolute Authority’, the fact is that the same Entity is The Creator of every thing in this Universe, including us.
For the simplicity’s sake, we may call that Entity, ‘The Creator’.
But, who is this Creator? how can we figure Him Out? When we say, ‘The Creator’, what or whom do we really point to – Whom are we dealing with here? And, more importantly, Who or What simply cannot be the Creator?
To seek out the answers to these questions – with purely scientific and logical perspective, we will now evaluate, and analyze the ‘attributes‘ of that Supreme Intelligence, The Creator – and, more importantly, what simply cannot be the attributes of The Creator.
Taking inventory of our portfolio of the facts that we have been able to collect so far, we come to realize that we are facing the same problem again that we countered during our quest for the (In Search of The Origin-I); we don’t have enough information, data, or pointers to provide us the needed traction to be able to move forward.
With our human perspective, ‘The Creator’ is more like an Abstract Entity – having a qualitative presence, without a physical description. The lack of our capacity to visualize the ‘persona‘ of The Creator is a matter of the limitation of the neural network of our brains – a physical constraint.
In such a situation, the only logical course available to us is to, somehow, figure out the ‘Virtues and Qualities‘ of The Creator through his ‘work‘ – The objective is to recognize the characteristic that ‘fit‘ Him, and discard those that cannot be attributed to The Creator.
We have enough information about His ‘Creation’ – the Universe, to be able to sift through the attributes that have been associated with The Creator – the courtesy of humans, and sort the ‘real’ One out.
Recapitulating The Universal Facts
Though, there are strong indicators pointing to a system of ‘Multi-Verses‘ in a multi-dimensional world – ‘our‘ Universe being just one of the ‘Verses‘, but, since we cannot even ‘perceive’ the dimensions beyond our familiar ones, we will skip the other ‘verses’ and stick with ‘our‘ own Universe. Anyway, this Universe is ‘enough‘ to provide us with the essential information needed for the task.
To analyze and understand the qualities and attributes of The Creator, we just need to focus on the following three aspects of the Universe:
Fact 1. The Universe is a Very Large System:
The diameter of the shell of the Universe is estimated to be 28-100 billion light years across – [To put in perspective: Sun to Earth distance is only 8 light minutes].
‘Our‘ Milky Way – an average galaxy in the Universe, is just one of the 200-300 billions of galaxies in the Universe. Milky Way galaxy contains 200-300 billion stars like ‘our own‘ star, Sun. The nearest galaxy to our Milky Way is the Andromeda Galaxy. It is roughly 2.54 million light-years away.
Fact 2. This Universe is made of very tiny particles, the ‘quantum particles‘:
All the bodies in this enormously gargantuan Universe, from the living organism to the stellar systems, are made of atoms – the tiniest of the particles that hold the specific properties of the matter. These atoms themselves are made of even smaller sub-atomic particles – which, in turn, themselves are made of quantum particles/strings.
Fact 3. A universe of Extreme Order and Precision:
Every component of this universe – from the tiniest to the mightiest, and from the non-living matter to the living organism, is a manifestation of perfections – from the DNA structure of the living things to the atomic structure of all the matter, and from the spins of the tiny strings of energy – the fundamental building blocks of the sub-atomic particles, to the orbitals of the galactic bodies, there is a very high degree of precision.
Further, for such a complex system to self-sustain – without failure, for billions of years, it has to be the outcome of a thoughtful planning, superbly Intelligent scheme, and the perfect execution of the ‘plan‘.
And, the presence of a well-thought multi-pronged program and a superbly intelligent scheme is evident all around the universe – There is no indication of any ‘hesitation‘, ‘double-thought’, or ‘mental derangement‘ on part of The Creator; just the evidence of a Superb Intelligence and Absolute Authority – The presence of well thought and unbreakable laws, and strict code of abidance is apparent at every juncture.
Also, for such a complex system to self-sustain – without failure, for billions of years, it must have to be designed to conform to some very strict codes and standards – with provisions for all the possible eventualities.
These Three Fundamental Facts about the Universe are quite sufficient to guide us in our effort to distinguish between ‘The Creator of the Universe’ and a plethora of ‘Gods‘ of the various ‘Tribal Associations‘.
Sifting out the Attributes of The Creator
▸ Drawing from the First Fact about the Universe – The immensity of its size and dimensions:
▸ Drawing from the Second Fact about the Universe – The extremely minuscule size of the quantum particles/strings that form the atomic structure of all the matter in the Universe – from the microbial life to the enormously large Galactic bodies:
▸ Drawing from the Third Fact pertaining to the absolute order and precision in the Universe:
The Essential Characteristics of The Creator
Though, the constraints of the neural network of our human brain do not permit us to ‘define‘ The Creator – we are unable have any sort of ‘visual’ on Him, but, we can certainly have a grip on some of His attributes that fit the logical analysis of the ‘Universal Facts‘. As we have reasoned above, we can also rule out some certain characteristics that do not fit with the ‘work‘ of The Creator.
Following on our analysis of the known facts about the Universe, we can, with reasonable certainty, deduce the following attributes of The Creator:
1- The Creator must have to be an ‘Entity’ without the bounds of ‘form’ or physical shape.
2- Being the Source of the Mother Energy that provided for the emergence of the Universe – and, that Energy itself being the propagator of the ‘time-space‘ dimensions, The Creator must have its presence ‘everywhere‘ and at ‘all the time‘ – Omnipresence must be one of his attributes -The notion of The creator confined to a ‘shape’ or ‘form’ is simply ‘un-Creatorly‘.
3- Being the ‘Schemer’, ‘Programmer,’ and ‘Executer’ of the Universe, and of every ‘event‘ in it – in all the space-time dimensions, The Creator must have to be the ‘all knower‘ – ‘Omniscient‘ must be another of his attributes.
4- Being the ‘perpetrator‘ of the entire ‘Universal Affairs‘, The Creator must have to be Supremely Intelligent, and must have the Absolute Authority – Firm, Resolute, Logical, and very Thoughtful. An emotionally unstable entity cannot fit the role.
5- To survive the test of time, a system has to be ‘just‘ – Completely balanced and appropriately weighted – A little bias, and the whole system collapses. For the Universe to have survived for more than 14 billion years, it must have been designed with extreme ‘justice‘. The Creator must, therefore, be the embodiment of Justice – Completely Unbiased and Fair.
6. The stability, longevity, and continuity of the Universe points to The Designer’s compassion and thoughtfulness to His work – The Creator must, therefore, be Compassionate and Thoughtful.
7- He is The Creator of everything, and of everyone – The Sole Authority.
As for as we, the human, are concerned, whatever we chose to call Him, it is the same Creator – The Creator of the entire System of the Universe, and of all of us – The embodiment of Absolute Authority, Supreme Intelligence, Thoughtfulness, and Compassion – Beyond the bounds of ‘form’, ‘shape’, or ‘time-space‘ dimensions.