Updated: Apr 19, 2020
The idea of God came into being after human beings evolved to distinguish shadows from real things. Before it, as far as we thus far know, that consciousness did not exist. But the phenomena that inspired our idea of God have existed and will exist from the beginning to the end of time. The omnipresence that oxygen is oxygen no matter where it’s found in the universe; the all powerful dance of gravity and chaos that tears everything apart and holds everything together; the paradoxical omniscience of being and being beheld by itself through us.
The process of building the dimension we now experience and examine began with the Big Bang. That process will continue notwithstanding human existence. And if we don’t make it through to the end of time, the majesty of God will render itself in other beings like us who consciously record themselves and God’s observable universe.