This simple argument for God’s existence, sometimes called the Kalam argument, goes something like:
- Anything that has a beginning has a cause.
- The universe has a beginning
- Therefore the universe has a cause.
X. This cause is God.
Here go my questions:
Do you find this argument convincing?
If not, why not?
If you do find this argument convincing, how do you answer the objection that things may be self-caused?
What about the objection that something that has a beginning may not be caused?
Finally, what arguments do you use to go from (3) to (X), and how do you eliminate alternative causes, such as some eternal pre-universe, etc?