Depending on your choice of "creation" theories, none at all. The 'membrane' multiverse theory would allow a "portal" beginning of our universe. The 'brane' theory, as it's called, works on sort of a soap bubble basis, where you can have one bubble come out of another and sharing a common membrane (bubble) wall. You would also have to embrace the existence of multiple universes, though. Depending on your religious preferences, this may not be an option.
I agree. A fortuitous malapropism, no doubt. Let me pose a question for you - if the universe began 14 billion years ago, and all the heavier elements are results of collapsed or exploded stars at the end of their "lives", and our sun is 5 billion years old (so it did not create the elements making up the solar system), is our sun a second (or later) generation (sort of a recycled) star? Or are all stars formed from original hydrogen, thus limiting the creation of stars to a finite number?
As I understand it, our star is from a subsequent generation. Certainly there are limits to the availability of star-forming stuff, though the scale those limits are, by definition, quite beyond my comprehension. I can't help but wonder what lies beyond the limits of our perception. Does a bacterium in my intestine comprehend the broader me and the much larger universe beyond me? I can't help but wonder what we have yet to discover, and maybe never will,.