Originally posted by iamroot
If you can believe that God has no beginning, why do you totally discount the fact that the universe has no beginning?
Because every substance has to have a beginning right? Maybe the answer is simply that God has no beginning because God does not exist.
Why do you insist the universe had no beginning?
It has been shown pretty conclusively the universe is less than
14 billion years old, pretty darned old but nothing like infinite
like you suggest.
On the other hand, there are other theories suggesting our universe
is not the only one around and our big bang thingy was only a tiny
pimple in the "real" universe. In that sense, all calculations of the
age of the "real" universe goes out the window, since it may in fact
have had a beginning in time so remote as to be nearly the same
thing as infinite, if that is the case, it still is not in fact infinite.
Right now there is just no way of knowing and maybe even if the
human race gets through all these crises going on here on earth,
a million years from now we may be no closer to understanding the
true age of the multiverse (the 'real' universe which our bubble is
only a blip)