Not wanting to rake over old coals, but my girlfriend is a Jain (a Budhist/Hindu offshoot from about 300BC). She sent me this info which outlines some of their core beliefs. Finally a religion for aethiests!! I found it pretty astounding:
Jainism and God
Jains do not believe that the universe was created by God or by any other creative spirit. Jain writings are scornful of the very idea:
If God created the world, where was he before creation? If you say he was transcendent then, and needed no support, where is he now?
No single being had the skill to make this world -- For how can an immaterial god create that which is material?
If God is ever perfect and complete, how could the will to create have arisen in him? If, on the other hand, he is not perfect, he could no more create the universe than a potter could.
There is no God who demands worship
Any being that desired anything would not be perfect and thus not a god.