There are severeal different notions of multiple universes, designed to answer different questions. The most popular is probably the many worlds interpretation of quantum uncertainty, which suggests that everything that could possibly happen (in our universe) does indeed happen in some alternate universe. (Our natural laws still apply everywhere, though.)chaz wyman wrote:The Multiverse bears no conviction about purpose in any sense. It is designed to answer particular questions about hypothetical situations in QM.
The cosmological multiverse discussed in this thread is even more "multi", suggesting that every possible configuration of natural laws and constants are real in some alternate universe. Useful for explaining the seemingly teleological aspects of our universe, without resorting to teleology. (Basically, our universe is what it is, because out of every possible universe, one must be.) The conviction about purpose expressed in this speculation, is the conviction that there is no purpose.
I guess that different notions of God can be based on any number of assumptions. However, what's discussed here is essentially teleology. Any conscious creator, creating the universe for any deliberate purpose, would fit the bill. And I do believe that most ideas about God stem from a wish for our existence to have some ultimate purpose.chaz wyman wrote:God is a speculation based on a range of assumptions, not exclusively concerned with humans existing for a reason.