Sluffy, I love all the astronomical stuff, I find the science behind it fascinating and which leads to an amazing amount of other things including for me at least, why there is no such thing as a God and therefore why religious beliefs of any type are just man made to control the masses.Some would argue that it was a god that put all the planetary elements together. Also, religion was in existence a long long time before it became a form of man management and bullying. having said that, being a child brought up on the moon landings etc, i am also fascinated with the whole space story. I've been to Canaveral (as was) a couple of times, and absolutely loved it.
Well how do we define 'God', if we agree say that he is the sole creator of the universe and everything in it, and lives and looks over everything within it ever since and is and always has been omnipresence (everywhere at once) - then he (she) is at least 13.8 billion years old, looks over at least over a hundred billion stars in our galaxy (of which our Sun is just one) but also at least over a hundred billion 'known' galaxies, each of which containing at least over a hundred billion stars in each one of them!
If that isn't enough from what we know at the moment it is estimated that the majority of those billion, billion, billion stars will have multiple planets orbiting them, where an unknown number of them will have unquestionably have some form of life on them - and as such would have 'our' God watching over each and everyone of them at the same time he's doing that for us on planet Earth.
Not only that the area he has to be ever present in, is at least 46 billion light years away in any direction from Earth (light travels at roughly 186,000 miles per second, which is about 671,000,000 miles per hour) so I'll let you do the maths to calculate how far that amounts to in a light year, then multiply it up by 46 billion to calculate how far in just one single direction that is, then use that as the radius - or double it to find the diameter - to calculate the area of the sphere centred on the Earth to which this supreme being is omnipresent in.
If that isn't enough, we are only basing that area upon what we can see based on our current technology - our 'observable' universe - it is without question vastly larger than what we are able to see - maybe even is infinite.
So even if God really did exist, then would he/she be really bother themselves with everything and everything that is happening (and has happened) since the beginning of time as we know it in and area so big it is beyond comprehension? Do we really think they are watching over each and every living thing everywhere and which ever existed, weighing them up over their entire lifetimes (all at once and across everywhere at once remember) to judge tham if they go to Heaven or Hell?
Somehow I doubt it.
So does God exist - or is it simply some man made concept created right here on our little planet?
I know what I think.