No Theories Of The Beginning Really Make Sense

No theories of the beginning of the universe really make any sense. The infinite regress issue is real; a Big Bang or whatever doesn't really explain the beginning of the universe, since something needs to have caused that. But responding to that with a statement about how God Did It is similarly nonsensical because it raises the issue of how God to be. The same applies to the idea that the universe always existed and it's in some kind of infinite loop, as something would have had to initiate the loop.

Really, none of these make sense. There is no explanation for the beginning of the universe I have seen that actually makes sense, that actually explains it and actually defeats the infinite regression problem.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yeah, we just don't know and may never know. why isn't that good enough? we don't have to make up some angry invisible man who gets mad when you jerk off to explain something. not being able to cope with not knowing something is b***hass shit.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >reddit atheist appears in one of the few religiously-neutral threads about metaphysics to cry about God

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        > theist angry that someone criticized him for believing in fairy tales to cope with not knowing something

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >God lives so rent free in atheist's head that he brings Him up in threads that aren't about God

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      seethe more, b***htheist

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why does it even matter to people when it has no effect on life now? I don't care or ever think about it

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I cannot comprehend why someone would not care about the meaning of life, npc tier.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What would constitute meaning?
        If we found out that the universe's beginning is unrelated to God, what would that tell us about the meaning of life?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          God is meaning, God is good
          He is who is.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            How is God meaning?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            How can you define anything without it existing, if he is the cause of existence then he is the universal meaning.

            Nothing can never be meaningful, nothing is nothing, something is something that you can ascribe meaning.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Seems like a bunch of language games.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            He is the Word. Try Hamann.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you found out tomorrow that the universe randomly popped into existence for no reason.
        Would that make life have less meaning?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes it would be fricking moronic and nonsensical

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah that would piss me off, especially considering I have all these memories that span literally decades

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Big Bang or whatever doesn't really explain the beginning of the universe
    It's because it's not supposed to. Big bang theory describes rapid change in density of already existing universe, not how the universe begun.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >since something needs to have caused that.
    >The same applies to the idea that the universe always existed
    Can you please prove that?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      See

      OP you need to remain open to the possibility that things don't work they way you think they do. There is absolutely no proof that the universe "began" in the way you're thinking. If anything, I would say that this age old question is indicative that there are some fundamental aspects of the universe we've yet to grasp.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >um sweaty you just don't get it

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The only thing you are is a conscious mind that receives signals of touch, light, sound and taste. Everything else is in question. You’re making more assumptions here than you think.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Whether a created universe or a cyclical universe. The god of Christianity can exist.
    Aristotelian thinking proves it:
    Aquinas believes that natural reason can demonstratively prove God’s existence. The first step is to show that, for everything in the changeable world around us, there is a first cause, or prime mover, in virtue of which all other things have their existence, their motion, their qualities and direction. This is the result he gets in his much discussed “five ways” of proving God’s existence (ST 1a 2.3c). Aquinas denies that Anselm’s ontological argument has any force as a proof (ST 1a 2.1 ad 2; SCG I.10–11). Instead, the first three ways are cosmological arguments, based on the impossibility of an infinite series of causes. Commentators generally agree that what Aquinas means to exclude is an infinite series of simultaneous causes, a “vertical” series as opposed to an infinite “horizontal” series of causes going back in time, which he does not think can be proved to be impossible (§3). Each of the five brief arguments ends with a variation on the formula “this is what everyone calls God.” He puts his claim cautiously at this point, because to demonstrate the existence of a prime mover falls well short of demonstrating the existence of a being worthy of being called God. For all we have seen so far, for instance, this first cause might itself be a body. But Aquinas thinks natural reason—what we now call natural theology—can go well beyond the five ways. ST 1a goes on to establish that this first cause is not a body (3.1), nor composite in any way and hence entirely simple (3.7), perfect in every respect (4.2), the highest good (6.2), infinite (7.1), omnipresent (8.2), completely unchangeable (9.1), eternal (10.2), supremely one (11.4), and possessing the most perfect knowledge (14.1). These results establish the existence of something worthy of being called God. The prime mover cannnot be created. Therefore God cannot be created.

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