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Friday, April 4, 2014
The concept of an uncaused cause is not naturalistic, and an uncaused cause is necessary because the past cannot be infinite. God is, by definition, the uncaused cause that brought the universe into existence. Finite occurrences bring other finite occurrences into existence. Thus there had to be an occurrence stemming from something that wasn't finite to bring the universe (or simply everything) into existence. Otherwise there would be an infinite regress of previous finite occurrences.