All of Aedes points are good ones, but unfortunately they are no more or less supportable than their antithesis.
Tis true that what we see from our perspective is a flat world. But we know that if we keep walking we can round the planet to our point of origin because it has been done.
I agree that these gods do not answer the questions of infinity and causality except in the minds of those who choose to accept these theories as facts.
My thinking resides more along these lines:
51 years ago I was born. My grandchildren know who I am and that I exist. I am not a theory or a mere possibility to them. But as time goes by it clouds the realities with distance and my great great grandchildren will not be able to relate to me in the same way that my present generation will. I will seem more of a theory to them, a possibility for them to consider. BUT their inability to relate to me does not diminish my existence or my reality. The things I have done in this life are real. My children are proof of this and their children will continue to prove that I once existed. Of course we have today's technological advancements with regard to record that make this much easier than the poor records of our history.
It is the same with creation and the universe. There are events which happened in the past that are directly responsible for today. Being the great great grandchildren of those past events, our inability to relate to them or to consider them does not delete them from reality.
We can suggest infinity and illusion as theories in an attempt to help us relate to the unknown mysteries of the past all we want, but every once in a while we need to look down and see that our feet are traversing this flat planet and that walk began somewhere. The path we have walked since birth can be traced backward to our point of origin, and can also be traced from our point of origin to where we now are. The ability to accurately follow that path to discover its realities can lead to where we actually were and where we are at this second. Diverting from that path by being misguided by falsehood will not lead to any of the truth we have left behind or that we will create as we walk further. The fact is the universe is a place, not a mathematical time equation, and this place has an origin just like you and I do, and just like our ancestors did.