... dark energy is an inherent property of space, and the added space of the expanding universe increases the energy content of the universe. This explains the accelerated expansion of the universe... that dark energy is thought to be a possible feature of the pre-beginning condition too. or?
Yes, thanks for the correction. It's been a while since I've read From Eternity to Here, so I'll have to look through it to see specifically what you're talking about, but my post demonstrates that I shouldn't comment on such dense topics when it's well past my bedtime. It's difficult to remember that the much-vaunted "conservation of energy" doesn't apply in an expanding universe (and even here I must simply accept what the experts say, as much of the physics is over my head).
However, I don't think dark energy "is thought to be a... feature of the pre-beginning condition," since it's a property of space-time, which didn't exist until the BB. You'll note that I left out the word "possible" from my quote of you, because I think it renders your claim too wishy-washy to be useful. Anything is possible. However, I'll grant that my objection is little more than a nit-pick because you're attempting to solve a problem that I don't think exists. If we're going to posit a creator, then you don't need to explain how it did anything (including what material it might have needed to work with); whatever the physicists come up with, we can always just add, "God used that... or caused that... or created that... or transformed that..."
Moon fairies as straw men?
It's not a straw man because I'm not presenting it as your position. It's a demonstration that appealing to the "possibility" of something doesn't gain you much--if anything at all.