Yes, time to revisit an old topic that hasn't been done in a while.
Many who claim to be educated and knowledgeable suggest that the concept of a God is ludicrous. They say that it is kindergarten stuff akin to Santa Clause, Easter bunny and the tooth fairy. They say that it is a concept for those who need a "crutch" to lean on, or who need a simplistic explanation for the origins of life and the universe.
It is claimed that if you pick up a science book and do a little research, then ALL THE ANSWERS are there, and you will realize that the concept of God is laughable and that science itself explains the existence of everything.
The funny thing is...those that say this are in fact the naive ones, they are the ones that are believing in fairy tales that can be likened to Santa Clause. They are the ones who need a "crutch" to lean on. They are the ones that are accepting an ILLOGICAL explanation of the origins of the universe.
Science, logic, philosophy and even mathematics dictate the existence of God. No other option is possible!
Cause and effect!
Every effect, action, occurence is DEPENDANT upon a cause. This is the FIRST RULE, the FOUNDATION of natural logic. Every ideology, belief, doctrine, concept, understanding etc, is based primarily on CAUSE AND EFFECT!
So bearing this in mind, we can reject the concept that something came out of nothing without a cause. If there was ever NOTHING there would never be anything, since there are things, there was NEVER nothing, and if there was never NOTHING there was always SOMETHING!
However everything that changes, is temporal. If it changes over time, it means that it is dependent upon time and if it is dependent upon time...it had a beginning.
Therefore, the ever changing universe..HAD A BEGINNING. If it had a beginning, cause and effect denotes that it had a beginner!
Since there was never nothing there must have been something that existed before the universe that caused it to become.
I submit to you that the first cause was God. God may not be an old man in the sky with a beard...that's not important, what is important is that whatever God may be (an intelligent energy force/source or whatever)...he (it) HAS to exist, or with have a missing piece in the eternal equation of logic.
Could the cause of the universe have been another universe...in a sort of ongoing cycle?
Sure. But regardless...there had to be a FIRST CAUSE that started the cycle initially. Because if the cycle changes over time, it denotes that it had a beginning.
What caused God?
Nothing. He wasn't caused, because he didn't begin. God is not an occurence, an action....he is a constant. Logic doesn't dictate that he had to have had a beginning because the concept of God is that he doesn't change, and is therefore unaffected by time.
Anything that doesn't change is unaffected by time, therefore is outside of time, therefore is eternal.
SOMETHING had to be eternal, because as I said before, there was NEVER NOTHING!!
Feel free to attempt refute my thoughts and ask me any questions.
The Sly One has Spoken!!