Mad-Scientist view of God messes people up I think, which is where the “What came before God?” or “What came before Time?” and other things like that.
That’s where you reach a point of, the further back you go, there’s more of it and then you end up in wonky places like:
a) creating a self-emergent fractal reality
b) creating the Bulk – a dimension higher
c) eliminating our reality altogether and calling it an illusion (the “we’re a holograph stretched across a black hole just reliving what already happened” Susskind thing
d) making a mathematical circle where “What is, always was”.
And in all cases, avoiding the issue entirely.
Replacement Gods. It’s what keeps me agnostic. One’s as good as another generally although some are more descriptive than others.