Hi again @imagine. This goes back to my question of why is there something rather than nothing. That is the ultimate mystery to me and possibly can never be answered lol. The need to know and not knowing can drive you insane lol.
Now, I would say it has been created and nourished by something we can identify, the universe…the matter, anti-matter and energy (and yet unknown phenomena) that make up this universe. And the physical laws and conditions these phenomena impose.
Now, we can explore what most people believe on this Earth and that is that it was a WHO that made the universe rather than a WHAT.
A universe evolved from simplicity to complexity. This is the WHAT scenario.
An omnipotent being popped into existence and created a universe which then evolved from simplicity to complexity. This is the WHO scenario.
We know enough about this universe and how it has evolved from stars, planets, life on this planet, that a being (this WHO) didn’t go around creating each individual thing. So, if it did create the universe it merely created the conditions for everything to evolve rather than individually making each type of life form, planet, star etc.
For me the existence of a WHO wouldn’t resolve the ultimate unknowable question, why is there something rather than nothing. For how did that WHO come into manifestation either lol. Now if the idea gave me a good feeling and made me feel satisfied and happy I am sure I would be believing in that WHO too but it doesn’t.
For the WHO to come into existence there would have to be an outside to the universe. It seems more unlikely that some incredibly complex and powerful being just popped into existence and then created a universe which it let evolve the conditions of life over painstakingly large time frames. Why the need for the WHO? How does it resolve anything? Other than a means for humans to have a sense of relief there is some being behind the scenes looking after them and protecting them.
To me, the need for a WHO stems from the human experience of self and thinking that there must be an ego/self/WHO behind how everything came to be. It is a very human-centric view of the universe.
Whereas a WHAT approach, is that the universe is self perpetuating and is the source of simplicity to complexity but without a WHO behind it. It is a complete system within itself.
I always liked what Nietzsche said about knowledge for what purpose, we could all be walking encyclopedias full of facts but none of which have any value to our day to day life. I think some questions and the possible answers might have more use than others. So I say to myself, knowledge…but for what purpose?