Assume for a second the statement that the universe has a cause
Now, consider the cause of it. Does it need a cause? If so,
what about its cause? Does it need one? You could keep going on and on,
but I refuse to believe in an infinite
chain of causality
, as it seems
. So, I conclude that at the top of whatever hierarchy
of creation, there must be something that simply exists, without cause.
A naturalist will argue that the Universe we live in is without cause,
and a creationist will argue that the Universe must have a cause.
I believe that cause is God. So, who then created God? He does
not need a creator, and here is why:
The notion of cause-and-effect is tied to Time. Because time is a
part of our Universe, I don't think we can escape the conclusion
that something outside it caused it. However, we can only see that time is
a part of our Universe; there is no reason to believe that anything
outside has to be time-based. We can only refer to causality inside our
Universe. So, what happened before the Universe was started? Well,
there is no such thing as "before the Universe".