Imagine 2 Universes.
The 1st contains absolutely NOTHING at all. Never and always nothing.
The 2nd contains something and is, in fact, THIS universe you and I exist inside.
In the 1st Universe consisting of nothing, who would ask the question, "Why is there nothing rather than something?"
In the 2nd Universe consisting of something, who would ask the same question?
We are forced to conclude, only in the 2nd universe could anyone exist to ask the question about BOTH.
What is a Universe but a set or category inclusive of "ALL"?
(ALL of something vs. ALL of nothing.)
Perry tells us that God exists OUTSIDE of the universe and the spacetime continuum.
If a Universe is ALL there is, how can anybody or anything exist outside?
The answer is simple. Perry is forced to destroy the meaning of Universe so he can win by
It's like adding additional time to the countdown clock when your team is tied.
AD HOC Fallacy allows you to make up on the spot whatever you need to win!
We pause. . .
In a Universe in which nothing exists, God is inserted from "outside" of everything (which doesn't exist.)
God proceeds to create something out of-----WAIT! Out of what?
EX NIHILO (Out of Nothing)
Pulling a cosmic rabbit out of a non-existing hat is pure magic.
To be consistent, we either have to allow God to already exist WITHOUT Himself have a "cause", or
we have to allow the Universe of Something to exist without having a Creator.
Which is the simplest answer?
1. An already existing something without an even more complex living Being causing it from nothing?
2. A non-existing nothing with an "outside" existing Supreme Being ready to step in and put a created something into that "nothing"?
1. BEFORE the Universe, this "GOD" wasn't a creator because nothing had been created.
2. BEFORE the Universe, this "GOD" was alone, therefore, He wasn't even SUPREME because you have to ask, "Superior to what or who?"
3. BEFORE the Universe, this "GOD" had no thoughts about anything because there was no anything.
A mind without thoughts of something isn't really conscious.
An unconscious God isn't much of a God at all.