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.
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