In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
It says so in the Bible.
Let’s skip to the sixth day.
Everyone agrees humans first appeared on the earth a long time ago. But how long ago?
Besides being naked man had another problem. He had a brain capable of thinking. He was intelligent but he had no knowledge. He could see the things around him but had no idea what made things happen. He was pretty much limited to figuring out what to eat and how to avoid being eaten.
Unfortunately his intelligence created a real problem for him. He feared the unknown. Why did things happen or not happen? Was there anything he could do to cause things to happen in his favor? Were bad things the result of something he did wrong?
This created in him an attribute not present in animals with less intelligence. Man suffered from anxiety. As one does with any pain or discomfort one attempts to ease it. To ease an itch one scratches it. To ease the apprehension caused by anxiety one attempts to find some pattern to the unknown.Man was inventive. He invented fire for heat. He invented clubs to kill things.
Man invented God to protect him from excessive anxiety.
Despite his intelligence, man used a logical fallacy now called God of the gaps to create God. It goes like this. If I can’t think of any other reason for thunder and lightning, a God must be the cause. If I can't think of any other reason for the rain to come after three months of drought, a God must be the cause. Interestingly enough, man created God in his own image. I wonder why that sounds familiar.