Some of the heathen religions think that their god is an eternal god. But is an eternal god even possible? Don’t be silly. Of course not. The concept is preposterous.
We Infinitians know that there must be an infinite number of Gods because nothing can be created without a Creator. So the God Who created us had to have had Someone or Something—another God—to create Him. And She needed another God to create Her. And He … well, you get the point, ad infinitum.
When monotheists are confronted with this irrefutable fact they often feebly counter with the argument, “God always existed so He didn’t need a Creator. He is an Eternal God.”
Have you ever heard anything such incredibly stupid claptrap in all your life? An eternal god? Those monotheists really need to give their heads a collective shake.
Ignore the extreme male chauvinism of assuming that the only God they’ll admit to is male. Look beyond that hideous bigotry to examine what they are saying.
Eternal God? Then why not an eternal universe?
If something can have existed forever, then anything can have existed forever, including the universe. Thus, rather than supporting their ridiculous theory about there being one God and only one God, their argument makes God totally unnecessary in the Grand Scheme of Things. What’s more, it also makes the Grand Scheme of Things unnecessary because the universe could, then, have just existed without any scheme about it.
And, if God and the Grand Scheme of Things become unnecessary then what the hell will all of the priests, reverends, chaplains, rabbis, imams, swamis and all of the other ecclesiastical wage slaves do to earn a living? It’s an unthinkable horror.
Besides, consider what it would mean for God to have been around forever. According to Christian literalists, the universe is less than 7,000 years old. Are they trying to tell us that an eternal God spent, by definition, an eternity (eternity minus 7,000 years is still an eternity) sitting around, twiddling his huge, omnipotent thumbs, and staring off into the place where he would eventually create space? And even if the literalists are wrong and the scientists are right about the universe being 13.798 billion or so years old, an eternity minus 13.798 billion or so years is also still an eternity.
And then, what? After all that time, only 7,000 years ago (or 13,798 billion or so years ago, whichever may be the case) He decided to create a universe and some creatures in it to amuse Himself.
That’s not plausible. Not at all. I’m sure that Gods have an enormous tolerance for inactivity, but even They would get bored after an eternity of doing nothing.
No, an eternal god just doesn’t make sense. Only Infinitiaty makes sense. Gods haven’t been around for an eternity. Instead, an eternity’s worth of Gods created an infinite number of other Gods.
The only God that has been around for all eternity is the One we call God∞, which is an canonical construct that probably can’t exist within our reality. And, even if God∞ has been around for all eternity in our reality, He, She or It has done a good job of avoiding boredom by keeping Himself, Herself or Itself busy enough creating other Gods and tending to universes that He, She or It created as a result of His, Her or Its participation in Big Bangs.