We have finally have found something that doesn’t have a cause because there was no time for a cause to exist there. For me this means there is no possibility of a creator because there is no time for a creator to have existed. Since time itself began at the moment of the Big Bang, it was an event that could not have been caused or created by anyone or anything.
So science has given us the answer that we set out to discover. An answer that took 3000 years of human endeavor. We have discovered that how the laws of nature acting on the mass and energy of the universe started a process that would eventually produce us. Sitting here on our planet, pretty pleased in having worked it all out.
So when people ask if a God created the universe, I tell them that the question itself makes no sense. Time didn’t exist before the Big Bang. So there is no time for God to make the universe. It’s like asking the direction to the edge of the Earth. The Earth is a sphere it doesn’t have an edge so looking for it is a futile exercise.
We are each free to believe what we want and it’s my view that the simplest explanation is THERE IS NO GOD. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realization there is probably no heaven and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe and for that I am extremely grateful.