Rule 1) Absolutely no religious references, only spiritual and philosophical Rule 2) God may be discussed in this thread Rule 3) God is not a person, physical being, or anything with any type of anthropomorphic traits for the purpose of this discussion (i.e. does not talk and certainly does not intervene with anything that takes place in the universe, at least since the big bang) Rule 4) We are assuming there is God (whatever you'd like it to be; yes God is self-defined for the purpose of this discussion) Rule 5) Don't flame, especially not me please haha. Rule 6) Moderators: I didn't read the forum rules out of shear laziness so...hehe....don't take this off please :D I'm sorry if it looks like I'm trying to tell you what to believe in, that's not my intention. I'm putting my religion aside for this argument, so please please please follow the rules. Alright, this thread is for men and women of science who would like to explore God through what we believe we know about the Universe. It is also for men and women of spirituality or philosophy who would like to explore the Universe through your beliefs in God. That being said, I'll give a little more direction because I'm a little confused myself. Ex: Scientific questions and standpoint The Big Bang (most prominent cosmology creation theory) demonstrates that there was a beginning to the start of time. Is God, which is being assumed to be real, everything within the known universe? If the universe ended would God end? Or is God timeless; was God around before the beginning of time, will be here after "time" ends; and does God encompass more than the observable universe? (i.e. other universes expressed in higher-order dimensions,"nothingness") Ex: Spiritual/Philosophical questions and standpoint God, to me and/or according to [insert philosopher, sage, mathematician, historical culture here] is [insert explanation]. How does the universe reflect upon this viewpoint? Where did God come from? What makes up God? Is God a collection of thoughts, subconsciousness between humans, all living things, all living things minus mosquitoes because everyone hates them, nature, Mother Earth, the known physical universe, all types of energy in the known universe, the entire scope of the observable universe, or everything and nothing that has, will, and does exist? What is our roll in God and how vast is God? If you have bared with me this far, thank you :) Anything ranging from addressing the questions above, asking new questions, and providing any type of Philosophical, Spiritual, or Scientific insight would be much appreciated. Let's get an awesome discussion going. Go!