Cosmological Argument Part 2
1) Everything that exists has a cause
2) The Universe exists
3) The Universe has a cause
4) The cause is God
But what caused God?
This is a weakness in Aquinas' theory. It is a circular argument. During the Islamic age, Al-Kindi and Al-Ghazali (islamic scholars) came up with the Kalam Cosmological Argument.
- Everything that begins to exist has a cause
- The Universe began to exist. (Big Bang Theory: allows possibility)
It still rejects Infinite Regress.
Lane Craig: allowed the theory to become popular.
But what caused God? Since God is eternal, he has no beginning so God has NO cause.
1948: Radio Broadcast has a debate with an atheist philosopher that attracted listeners. (Russell)
Coppleston: Aquinas' 3rd Way - things exist that are contingent, the universe is made entirely…