I just typed this response to the below quoted comment, enjoy:
“My point is that if there WAS a God, then
He CREATED time…”
No, he didn’t. Time isn’t a thing to be created, it’s a manmade system for measuring behavior, if anything exists, gods, fairies, demons, hair dryers, anything that behaves any way, then time exists. Because time is just how we measure and coordinate behavior.
Think of the ways we measure time, minutes, hours, days, months, years. They don’t exist. They are just notches used to measure the movement of the planet, a day is one spin of the planet, a month is one revolution of the moon around it, and a year is one revolution of the earth around the sun. We could just as easily say that a day is one half a spin of the earth and a year is one quarter revolution around the sun, it’s totally arbitrary, like notches on a ruler. We only put the notches there so we can use math to extrapolate and so we can coordinate human behavior. But the notches are made up, fictional. All that exists is the movement of the planet, or the moon or two flies fucking, whatever you can break down and express mathematically to use as a basis for “time”. Just behavior. And you can’t be “outside” of behavior, it has no boundaries and the only way for it not to exist is if nothing existed, at all. No gods, no demons, hair dryers etc, etc. Nothing with any behavior of any kind that could by any being be mathematically expressed.
This is what I mean when the notion that god could exist before or outside of time is ridiculous. It’s gibberish that’s designed to appeal to people whose concept of time comes from back to the future or doctor who. I like scifi as much as anyone, but it’s called science fiction for a reason.