Hello lads and welcome to another article of mine regarding God and religion. In this post, I shall discuss one of many arguments most creationists use to explain God and this post series will be a continuing series of creationist arguments to proof God exists which I will personally debunk.
As a note, I will not attack the argument using science perspective since I’m not an expert in science. However, I will attack such arguments with logical reasoning since that’s my area of expertise. However, I will not stop people who wants to add the arguments using science and I welcome to such action.
Okay, so let’s start with the prime reasoning of this argument. The causality argument argues that “everything has to have a cause to exist” and the logical reasoning for such argument is that we always see that anything has to be created first to exist. For example, a house would not exist without someone building the respective house. Therefore, the universe that we live in has to have a creator to come into existence.
However, this kind of reasoning fails because of two reasons. First, if the argument here is nothing can create something and therefore there is someone who act as a creator to create everything which in this case a God, then what cause God to exist? Creationists used to counter this argument with God doesn’t need a causality to exist, he existed before time even existed. This, however, is a violation of the argument premise where you put something that violates the main point of the argument which is “Nothing can’t create something”. This reasoning is non-sensical since if you take human as a creator of a house, human has to be created from another human using the means of reproduction.
But for the sake of argument, let’s just agree that God doesn’t have to have causality to exist, then here comes the second reason why this argument is contradictory. How does the creator creates the universe if initially there is nothing to be created into? If we go back using human as the example of a creator, human needs the resource to create something. To create a house, one needs the tools (which also has to be created from something) and the resource such as bricks, woods, and so on. However, where does God get his resource? Does he magically pop out something he want to create out of thin air which again violates the causality argument of “Nothing can’t create something”. Is God an infinite massive energy which explains the thing he created? Then why don’t we just call God, energy, since energy can’t be created or destroy?
Now, I know you might say “If science can explain everything, then what comment has the science made to explain how the universe come to existence?”. I personally can’t answer that since I’m not an expert and to all my knowledge, the argument of universe existence is still unknown in the eye of science. However, isn’t that being honest to say something we don’t know to be unknown? I think it is an intellectual dishonesty to argue something that can’t be proven as a fact. In that, I put the argument to the table and let the discussion begin.