Sunday, September 5, 2010

Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God

  1. Whatever begins to exist has a cause.
  2. The Universe began to exist.
  3. Therefore, the Universe had a cause.

Typical atheist response is: if everything has a first cause, then who created God?

The question is invalid and self-contradicting for several reasons.

1. The phrase of the first premise is "whatever begins to exist.." Theists don't argue that the First Cause "began to exist."
2. Granting that God began to exist, then that means that the person who created God began to exist and this would continue indefinitely. That in itself is contradictory because we cannot have an infinite amount of events in the past because we wouldn't be here in the present if that were so!
3. Final reason why the atheist response is invalid is that it is generally recognized that universe began to exist, therefore something or someone had to "cause" it to exist. The First Cause by definition wouldn't itself be "caused" because if it were, then, it wouldn't be the First Cause would it?

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