...why the idea of fundamental reality not having a cause, whether it be personal or non-personal is a problem for folks. Really, it is impossible that there NOT be something for which there is no cause.
The only possibilities seem to be:
- non-personal, eternal fundamental reality (however you define eternal, inside or outside time)
- personal, eternal fundamental reality
- a chain of person creating person creating person, with no beginning or end (which is still a personal, eternal fundamental reality...a procession of persons, rather than THE First Person, but still a process which itself had no cause)
- some kind of eternal dualism of the two, which just is, without cause
So I don't understand why 'what created the Creator' is even asked as if it was a source of bewilderment. Something has to be fundamental without cause, so why is that so puzzling?
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