Why is there something — let us stipulate that it is the universe in which we exist — rather than nothing? That’s the most basic question of all, and there are only two possible answers: Either the universe had a beginning or it is eternal.
But did the universe begin itself or was it created by something outside of itself? That gets us to the question of does God exist. How you answer that question shapes how you answer most of life’s significant questions.
Cross-examined.org’s Frank Turek, co-author of “I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist,” explains in the following short animated video why the universe could not have created itself, and why God must exist, or, to put it in Aristotelian terms, the uncaused First Cause: