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Is God the cause of the Universe (or physical reality)?

“Yes, after all…
  • It can exist with no space, time, matter

    If space, time, and matter began to exist, then the cause of those three things obviously can't depend on those three things. (That would require self-causation.) So the cause is spaceless, timeless, and immaterial. This is relevant because it sounds very suspiciously like God; and functions as a powerfully fulfilled theistic prediction that atheists never imagined and entirely failed to make.

  • It has the power and disposition to cause it

    Whatever caused the Universe to exist (i.e. space, time, matter), must have at least both the ability and disposition to cause those specific three things to exist. This is relevant because such a cause sounds very suspiciously like God; and functions as a powerfully fulfilled theistic prediction that atheists never imagined and entirely failed to make.

“No, after all…