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Teodor Hashem

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What created the universe?

1. Everything that exists has a cause of existence.
2. The universe exists.
3. Therefore the uiverse has a cause of existence.

How far is this true?
Can we say that something created the universe?
Or did the Big Bang create the universe?
Is it true that the universe came from nothing?
How can we explain the Big Bang?

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    Apr 24 2013: I've been thinking about this question for the last few months and I've come to the conclusion that it's one that everyone is going to have a different answer to - one that suits them. Personally I've been contemplating a metaphysical 'dimension'; one without the three physical dimensions and time. In many ways it's like Plato's theory of the perfect forms. In a very literal reading of "In the beginning there was the Word", but without the religious connotation that it evokes, it's the idea that existence game to be out of the concept of existence.
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      Apr 25 2013: "... and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." - John 1:1 (KJV). Stay on that metaphysical track Mr. Byrne. A bit later in that same chapter we are told, "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us . . ." (vs.14). Best wishes!
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        Apr 26 2013: Hi Edward, no objections to you choosing to believe in biblical scriptures.
        I would just point out there doesn't seem to be any logical reason to think the people who made up and recorded the stories in the bible or koran or book of mormon or whatever knew what they were talking about in regards to the origins of the universe.
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          Apr 26 2013: Hello Obey. You are right that there "doesn't seem to be any logical reason" to believe the Bible. Believing the Holy Bible is not a result of logical reasoning. In order to believe the Holy Bible a person must experience a supernatural event which replaces all doubt with a sesnse of certainty about the things of God. The event is called being born again, you have probably heard the phrase. Of course I know you do not lend any credence at all to Christianity, but you should know just for talking purposes that it teaches exactly what I just described. Again, you are right, there is no logical reason to believe because faith does not come by logical reasoning but by hearing the Word of God. Be well sir!

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