Seems equally, or more likely to me that you have it backwards -have roles of gods and universe as cause and effect (creator and created) reversed. I.e. we must just accept that the universe exists and this fact is, as you say,: "BEYOND OUR UNDERSTANDING AND MUST BE ACCEPTED ON FAITH." * We also have our sensory evidence confirming that the universe exists now, but no such evidence that God exists now or at earlier times. So lets start with the acceptance that the universe does exist. What science has told us about it is that it has done so for a very long time during which biological processes could begin from non living matter. Then evolution could eventurally give rise to man. Man has we know postulated at least a dozen different major gods, just in modern times, many millions if we go back thru history - E.g. the river god of what we now call the Nile, or ever a tiny creek in Utah that occasionally had its god get angry in a flash flood etc. I.e. we know for a fact that it is in man's nature to create god(s). SUMMARY: First without possibility of understanding how, came the universe. Then via long slow process came man who created gods. I.e. as stated at start of this post, you have the cause and effect backwards and all the evidence supports this POV. None supports that God was the cause of the universe, which is an effect god produced. ---------- *Not everyone has accepted that the universe exists. Bishop Berkeley being the first, more than 300 years ago, to argue forcefully and with irrefutable logic show that nothing needs to exist but spirit, his and perhaps a greater one. (He was a bishop and had to admit god might also exist.) Descarte starts from the same position, but with faulty logic eventually concludes that Christ had to die on the cross, etc. (As I recall, it only takes about 5 pages in his book to do this - but very few actually read what he wrote anymore. No need to - They have Cliff Notes and the internet to tell his ideas to them.) PS if you want god to be the cause of the universe there is, as you note, the problem of where god came from. In this "god before universe" POV, I think the best solution to that obvious problem is the infinite regress. I.e. God A was made by God B who as made by God A etc in infinite regress. Note that is identical with the standard claim that god has no beginning, but always was, if you identify God A = God B = God as the infinite regress has no beginning.