It is often said that something had to create creation.
1) why/how do you know this?
2) even if true, what about this thing requires it to be a thinking thing, "a god"?
Considering question 1 will bleed over into considering question 2.
Isn't it odd that we can't accept a universe that exists without a creator, but we can accept a creator without a previous creator? Please, seriously consider this without being flippant. That argument literally means that you can accept one thing as always existing, as long as we label it "god", but we can't accept the universe as eternal because......? Because being eternal requires a conscience? Please help me understand why you can make the apparently obvious connection that something being eternal demands/requires an intellect, because I can't see it.