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The Kalam Cosmological Argument – Part 2: Philosophical

The Kalam Cosmological Argument – Part 2: Philosophical

Did the universe have a beginning? Or has it existed from eternity past?
If it DID have a beginning, this raises a question: Did the universe have a Creator?

In PART 1 we explored this question scientifically. Now, let’s look at it philosophically.

Aristotle believed the universe was eternal in the past.

But Al-Ghazali disagreed. He pointed out that if the universe did NOT have a beginning, then the number of past events in the history of the universe is infinite.

But that’s a problem because the existence of an actually infinite number of past events leads to absurdity! It’s metaphysically impossible.

Why?

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