In Part One of Reasonable Origins we looked at the insufficiency of claiming that everything came from nothing. In this post we will consider the idea that everything originated from lifeless, impersonal, non-intelligent gas or matter.
In attempting to keep our posts short, we will address only a small portion of the larger argument in each installment. The point to be made in this post is very simple. I will set it up by stating that those who choose a lifeless, impersonal, non-intelligent gas or matter as the origin of everything often ask a theist (one who believes in God), “Where did God come from?” or “Who made God?” The proper answer is, “He is eternal.” It is common that people respond by mocking the idea of an Eternal Being. However, it must be pointed out that whatever we claim was there at the beginning had to be eternal; it was always there or we are forced to option #1, beginning with nothing (which we concluded was unreasonable). This means that the one who starts with a lifeless, impersonal, non-intelligent gas or matter, when asked where it came from, must answer that it is eternal. It is reasonable, therefore, to conclude that the origin of the universe is eternal.