Video: The Kalam Cosmological Argument
The Kalam Cosmological Argument is an argument for theism. It argues that the universe was created (“caused”) and that it had to have been created by a being “outside” of the universe (since a being which is part of the universe would not exist in order to create it), which we call God. The argument is:
- Whatever begins to exist has a cause.
- The universe began to exist.
- Therefore, the universe has a cause.
The Kalam Cosmological Argument is a common argument for theism used by Christian philosopher Dr. William Lane Craig. Dr. Craig has used the argument in many of his debates, but he has now posted on Youtube an excellent short video explaining the argument (H/T Hard-core Christianity):