If God didn't create everything, who did?

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This argument is a result of a [[theist]] not being able to imagine that it was not in fact, a being that made the universe. The theist supposes that it was definitely a being that made the universe, when it may not have been. It is a fallacy that they are supposing that it could only have been a being and can be classified as a [[false dichotomy]] as a result.
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This argument is a result of a [[theist]] not being able to imagine that it was not in fact, a being that made the universe.
  
It is important to realise that with a false dichotomy, the possibility of none of the above should be considered.
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== Counter-arguments ==
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The word "who" makes this a [[complex question]]: the person asking the question presupposes that the universe was created by a person (a "who" rather than a "what"). A better question would be "How did the universe come into existence?"
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The question can also be seen as a [[false dichotomy]] that assumes that either 1) God created the universe, or 2) some other being did so, and ignores the fact that both of those explanations might be wrong.
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[[Category:Arguments for the existence of God]]

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This argument is a result of a theist not being able to imagine that it was not in fact, a being that made the universe.

Counter-arguments

The word "who" makes this a complex question: the person asking the question presupposes that the universe was created by a person (a "who" rather than a "what"). A better question would be "How did the universe come into existence?"

The question can also be seen as a false dichotomy that assumes that either 1) God created the universe, or 2) some other being did so, and ignores the fact that both of those explanations might be wrong.

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