...most religious outside the Judeo-Christian tradition do not posit a creation at all. The universe is said to be eternal, without begging or purpose; never having been created, it has no Creator. From this view , the universe is a supreme mystery, inconsistent, unpredictable, and (perhaps) arbitrary. for those holding this view, the only paths to wisdom are meditation or inspiration--there being nothing to reason about. But if the universe was created in accord with rational rules by a perfect, rational creator, then it ought to yield its secrets to reason and observation.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
From Rodney Stark's How the West Won: