John, let’s agree that the universe before and after the Big Bang is, and always was, “energy” By modern observations and the general level of knowledge we have arrived at so far that is probably a good hypothesis. Energy comes indifferent forms, Mass, Gravity. Dark Matter, are some of those. An extreme density of energy exploded in the Big Bang and formed our observable universe. This Big Bang is observable and thus worth looking into by further scientific investigations. Where you and I part ways is that you have “ deduced that God had to be the living energy in all things and powers all things”. That deduction is NOT a hypothesis, that is a belief, not based on any scientifically based observations. “Had to be” is an unwarranted conclusion on the same level as ancient Germanic tribes decided that thunder and lighting “had to be” caused by Thor throwing his hammer from his chariot as he rode through he sky.
To propose that nature’s energy is a thinking, creative, and purposeful deity is a leap of faith. It strikes me as telling that the God in the human mind, especially the Christian one, is so similar to the human mind, indicating that humans created God rather than the reverse. You ”wanted to know ”your creator”, who seems to have a personality created in your own mind. Next you assume that ”the answer was clearly distinguishable by the writing in the Bible, magazines and TV documentaries, that God could not be in my image”. The Bible, magazines, TV documentaries gave you the “answer”? Why not the Koran, other ancient historical texts or articles and TV documentaries flouting the opposite opinions? You will accept only the opinions of the ones that conform to your thinking, those that give you the “Ahah I thought so” moment and will reject those which you don’t agree with. This psychological phenomenon is called Cognitive Dissonance.
At least we agree, with some eminent scientists that the universe before and after the Big Bang was filled with energy. We will probably find out more about that by future observations. That is NOT “your discovery” and the unwarranted “conclusion” that this energy is a thinking, almighty, being, does not make sense in a rational mind.
The “meaning of life” question is an artificial question created by humans who desperately want to be important in this vast universe, just like previous generations who wanted the earth to be the center of the universe, later thought the sun was. Now we know that the earth is an insignificant mote of dust in this enormous gigantic universe. So set the question of the “meaning of life” aside. Why create this enormous universe to give “ meaning” to an insignificant bundle of atoms and molecules formed by the electrical and chemical forces of nature and certainly not permanent? The question is man made and is irrelevant. There is no meaning of life necessary to be happy to have beaten the incredible odds to have formed a bundle of neurons who can observe this fantastic grand universe, if only for a short time. You live only once, make the best of it. That’s what it means.