Comment: You hit the nail...

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You hit the nail...

...on the head, I think, as far as the importance of God (or Mind, or whatever term you choose to use for Person being fundamental reality, or at least a component of fundamental reality) in determining whether we can truly know anything, or have any objective truth. If our brains are just collections of whatever nature has put in it through cause and effect, there is no reason to believe that the 'thoughts' going on inside them are actually a reflection of objective truth. It might just be what the molecules in my brain are forcing me to 'think' regardless of what the Truth really is. I totally get what you're saying there! (Similar to arguments I've read in CS Lewis's book 'Miracles'.)

I'm probably frustrating you to no end :) but I still can't see how logic requires that something came from nothing. Whether you take some quantum system as fundamental reality, or God, we don't emerge from nothing and return to it. We come from and return to the Word of God; or we come from and return to stardust, or whatever aspect of quantum or string theory, etc. you want to evoke as most fundamental. Whatever is the TRUE fundamental reality, it has no explanation, and cannot have an explanation for existing -- otherwise it wouldn't be fundamental reality. For example, if I believe that the Trinity is fundamental reality, there is no explanation for why it exists, why there would be three persons in one Godhead, etc. It just would be what it would be, with no reason.