Does God need to exist? The question comes from my own meditations and studies of many years, including my own relative enlightenment and higher understandings of Universal causation. Having studied many profound philosophical, religious, and other tenets of worldly faiths, I have come to understand to the extent that I do, which is not meager, the manner in which 'things' come to be—all generally based on that knowledge. To question God's need to exist is not an easy concept to ponder because of man’s inability to be God or, even more difficult, the very presumption to be in God's mind as God's mind. The question is not based on a perception of why God does or does not exist, but rather on the very idea that God may have a self-presumed narcissistic ‘personal’ need to exist.
This question cannot be answered through common research, but rather, it must be intuited. That it takes entering into Paradise to discern this or that particular truth is also a presumption regardless of its basis in either fact or fiction. That we would not ‘be here’ if God did not exist becomes a moot notion leading to the search for where the answer would physically or mentally be while knowing that it is a self-induced phantasmagorical spiritual aspect of awareness that presumes existence, allowing us to think in terms or everything being illusion. Atheism, along with other non-creator concepts, does not hold water in this regard because there is still the choice of accepting or not accepting God; therefore, atheism is, in my view, immediately ruled out. There still remains the need for some ‘thing,’ however defined, to have created all of the worlds and universes: time, space, motion, and all of its variations within the eleven currently scientific purported dimensions of the known universe. It bears no credence to consider it is all aleatory, as that would contradict the bounds implied. The same applies to any religious bias, with the moot exception of Judaism being based on God delivering His word to the Hebrew people. Who or what is this God, anyway?
We are constantly reminded that it is impossible to understand the workings of something that cannot be explained or understood by our limited intellects and consciousnesses. This is simply not true and, to discern this, the notion of fear and retribution from God must be disavowed. Not to do so immediately sets a boundary that presupposes our inability to get through to the root of understanding the intent of a higher intelligence that supposedly exists beyond our comprehension. Taking for granted that all creation may or may not be ex nihilo, something from nothing, the boundaries fall short because of our ability to even question the matter, and we are taught that it is heresy to want to know. In my view, that simply cannot be. I believe that God, in whatever form you choose it to be, wants us to discern Its reason for being. Once we are able to do that, we will be able to live in perpetual bliss and unconscious obedience simply fulfilling all of God's own will to receive. That is based on Its own will to impart, thereby eliminating choice. All that aside, we are still faced with the premise of this examination. Why does God need to exist?
I am no longer concerned with the purpose of it all, the grand plan, as that only confuses the issue leading to religiosity and philosophical platitudes including all metaphysical parameters. Frustration derived from trying to guess at meaning prevents adequately determining the prime causation, and it is not something that I should have to die, physically, in order to learn. On the contrary, I set in motion the correct self-revealization acceptances and determine I will learn it; I will understand it; I will know it, and I will use it for the benefit of all concerned.
Getting past the notions that God may or may not be malevolent, or loving, or omnipotent, frees the intellect from concerning itself with the need to follow certain rules and regulations. Restrictions have been foisted on humanity since the dawn of time, mostly emanating from a source of self-proclaimed authority that would seek to control any and all things, finite and non-finite (not infinite, which is as aspect of finiteness). The constant seesaw battle of why or why not, yin or yang, right or wrong—anything that puts the mind into a self-absorbed frenzy, becomes completely ludicrous, yet seemingly necessary to deal with, especially when being thankful or rueful. There becomes too much bandying of consciousness along with self-doubt relative to any situation that one encounters on any level attained. It is always the same: thanking God for all the good things in life and questioning God about having to suffer for what we construe as sin, though accepting with blind faith that God works in mysterious ways. There is no let up; it just goes on and on from one condition into the next—all suffering, which is based on the idea of ten commandments or any number of rules and regulations, or any culture pro or con, irrespective of being in contemporary concert or not.
But let us not stray from the reason for this query: why does God have a need to exist? Firstly, it is essential to quit the notion of an anthropomorphic being, as impossible as that may be, because of ingrained teachings imposed by ‘those’ who claim heavenly authority. I do not accept that the answer to this perplexing question will be revealed when I take leave of the physical planet and enter into the hidden mysteries of the finitely and infinitely unknowable. That notion loses authority, predicated on the idea that I am querying in the first place and that the answer is revealable in the same manner that Self-Revealization Acceptance came to exist through me. To advance in this line of thought, it is necessary to be unconcerned with the alleged precepts of arrogance, conceit, or false pride in the search for this revealization. It becomes a requirement to take upon myself the responsibility for my seeking of this ‘truth.' All confusions defuse upon entrance into the ‘magic kingdom,’ and I endeavor to not accept any self-imposed limitation of not having the intensity and strength of intellect to discern the answer to the question I am posing.
What, then, is the root cause of a god’s behavior? Why a god does what a god does is that a god needs attention in the same manner that a baby would: anguish extending into Its need to be touched and loved because It is alone and no one understands Its need. It is a reaching out to Its creations in Its own confused state of demanding impossible rules be followed so that redemption becomes a reward as Its will to impart and Its will to receive. God's creations must be unable to come to full terms with these demands until they are understood as the motivations of God, who as a child, must be taught the lessons humanity suffers the questions of. This is why it is necessary to not beg, pray, or cajole, but to teach God how to behave according to the precepts imposed on Its creations.
This is causation on a finite level, but it does not answer the question: why does God need to exist? Accepting that God exists, It seeks It’s own Self-Revealization Acceptance and does not require parlor tricks for Its own identification. God must omnisciently recognize those things for what they are: cleverness, a form of deviltry that He, by His own accord, despises and does or does not pass judgment on, depending on specific religious observation. It is impossible to know what happens when we depart the finite plane. That has to be a state of non-consciousness as the extension of a massive orgasm to catapult one into the next level of existence, that also being at present, non-understandable. Then there is an intellectual possibility that the reason for a God needing to exist is that the vastness is created in order for some aspect of the very same vastness to query the need for its own satisfaction of existence. In like manner man questions his own raison d’etre and therefore needs the answer for itself, and framing the question in such a manner permits only higher entities to have the ability to fathom the idea of the question, once the idea of the question is formulated by the same various entities.
In Jewish lore there is the parable of Rabbi Akiva, who, with three other highly enlightened rabbis, entered into the Garden of Eden in whatever plane or form they used to enter: one went completely insane; one converted to a pagan form of worship and, according to legend, remains nameless; the third committed suicide. But Akiva came out in wholeness and, as legend further suggests, with the answer to the question I am asking—the answer being the causation of eternity in a beyondness of understanding. There is no way to know that unless it is experienced, albeit with due caution upon entering and exiting Paradise unharmed. It is also taught that Aaron, the brother of Moses, had two sons who also queried on this level and, without explanation, were instantly removed from the earthly planet and, according to some, in physical form. It is also taught that Jacob knew the answer and was made dumb in regards to being able to explain the reality. Is this God’s way of instilling fear into those who would question the matter and to prevent ITself from losing some form of control? To be clear, however, Judaism is not the only ‘religion’ that presupposes this advent. Consider Jesus, Mohammad, Zeus, Baal, Buddha, and Yoda: any philosophy that entertains the notion of what, why, and wherefore.
In my own search for edification, I find myself at times being confused, sidetracked, and suddenly becoming tired when I start to approach varied levels of understanding of this matter. This only leads me to further demand of the question to reveal its own proper form. It then becomes irrelevant to contemplate if God exists or does not exist. Some ‘thing’ exists to create what we subscribe to; the worlds, the stars, the heavens are too obvious for that not to be.
As I develop my own query, it becomes obvious to me that the answer is soon to be revealed while I am in finite form and here on this plane and in this dimension. Constantly entreating the Creative Power of the Universe, I find that I am becoming more of a trusted companion to the Creative Power of the Universe because of my desire to understand the alleged inexplicit ability to demand that the highest rationale of all is also desirous of revealing Its own substance and suchness. I am being led to believe, perhaps by my own devices, the reason for the need for It to exist not being based on prayer, not based on allegory, not based on pleading for redemption, but being founded on the sincerity of desire in consciousness to be a true friend to and of It.
I have come to understand on certain levels of consciousness, written and taught, the necessity to become a friend of God, no matter how IT is defined. In order to do so, I have relinquished my sense of propriety and considered protocol in my approach to my choice of friendship with the Creative Power of the Universe. I utilize the auspices of the Spirit of the Thing Itself by not so much as having faith in God, but rather having the faith OF God in me, as me, and through me to reveal Its true self. With this approach, I am able to communicate directly to this source without having to be afraid of insulting or demeaning the idea of Its omniscience, omnipotence, or any of its other ‘omnis’ in any form.
If one is to consider the need for a Supreme Emanation to exist or, as Voltaire suggested, that if there was no god it would be necessary to invent one, then it is required that the emanation be recognized for the reason of my own existence. Plainly, the universe was created specifically and exactly for me and with no other reason for it. Under the belief that this is so, I must also understand the reality that the universe was created in like manner for every creature, extant or extinguished. With that premise in hand, all creatures are of the same order, thereby quelling the need for control of any other being or thing, sentient or not and dissolving the need for conflict. Once this idea is understood, peace and harmony will reign as the only extension of creation.
Everything becomes a matter of self-acceptance through self-revealization and the acceptance, thereof. The need for competition to outdo another becomes unnecessary, as does the imposition of will. Everyone eats, and everyone has all they desire without having to cajole or sucumb to any form of authority. The Earth and all of life becomes the essence of Eden in all of its forms, including chaos, which is a complete extension of original causation. Although all things exist, it is necessary for a creation to impose upon God the desire to be personally experienced for the satisfaction of the primary intention and for the benefit of all concerned, and thus, God does need to exist.

Author's Bio: 

I am an authority on management strategy, reality facilitation training, and a world-renowned martial arts master. I provide solutions that empower audiences and corporate clients to turn challenges by demonstrating definitive working techniques guaranteed to bring about advantageous results. I am a certified reverend and founder of Self-Revealization Acceptanc® and author of "Self Revealization Acceptance - Your Divine Right to Live in Joy and Freedom" and "Practicing Self-Revealization Acceptance - 52 Weekly Ascensions to Empower Your Life," the first, foremost, and original reality facilitation concept ever presented to the modern world in 1993, guaranteed to bring immediate and permanent results. As well, I am the author of the best-selling interpretations of "Musashi's Book of Five Rings," "Sun Tzu's Art of War," along with "The Living Tao," and "The Sword in the Boardroom," which focuses on business management based on honesty, integrity, and morality for the contemporary negotiations. My work is considered essential study for individuals and organizations interested in progressive management/motivation development that includes life enhancement skills.