Thoughts on the cosmological argument for the existence of God.

The cosmological argument for the existence of God is pretty cool. I was reading about it tonight in a blog post at Cosmic Variance, which is really one of my favorite blogs of the now.

1. Every effect has a cause.
2. Nothing can cause itself.
3. A causal chain cannot be of infinite length. (This is the one part I'm not so sure about - if in fact there was some God out there capable of producing anything it desired, it might very well just make an impossibly infinite long causal chain. This too is a problem though, because to just say "GOD MAY PRODUCE ALL OF THE FANTASTIC SHIT HE DESIRES TO PRODUCE" doesn't really help if you're trying to make a logical argument for God. Besides, this isn't my argument, this is Aristotle's argument, and he's fucking dead.)
4. Therefore, there must be a first cause; or, there must be something which is not an effect.


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