Why do we have to “explain existence”? Obviously, existence exists, everyone knows that, even the most dishonest Creationist.
There is no “explaining” existence. It simply is. Any explanation of it would presuppose something that exists in order to be able to explain existence!
Existence has no cause. A cause presupposes the existence of something in order to cause it!
Introducing God into the mix makes things no better. If God existed before everything else, then God was at that point all of existence. Why then should I not ask you: can’t you admit that you cannot explain God?
Saying “because God is magic” is not an answer. Which I believe you know, because if I said “The universe just appeared out of nothing and then exploded”, you would laugh.
Why then, isn’t it equally absurd to argue that God just appeared out of nowhere and created the universe out of nothing?
And if we must explain existence, why can’t we demand that you explain God?
But, you can’t explain God, because he does not exist.
So, any attempt to explain existence is by necessity, circular and futile. Existence exists now and always has. Existence has no explanation. It just is. Accept it.
So, this atheist will freely admit that we cannot explain existence. And then tell you that we should never be asked to!
No. I think unexplained events are proof that we have not explained everything yet.
The question makes a major leap or two. First, it assumes that God exists. Which has never been established and since magical beings are impossible, never will be.
So, if God does not exist, how can the fact that we cannot explain things prove that God does exist?
But, let us suppose that we believe he exists. There is still no reason to jump to “God did it”. That is just a “God of the Gaps” argument where you assume that everything science cannot explain must be explained by God.
Why must it be explained by God? Why not assume that reason can explain it and just because we do not know the answer, does not mean that we cannot find the answer.
I can tell you one thing, the answer will not be God. Every time someone has assumed that they have been shown to be wrong. The correct answer is never “God did it”.
Just because we cannot explain something now, does not mean that we will not find an answer later.
Unless we assume it was God. Then we stop looking for the real answer and we never find it.
Why then, should we ever assume that anything we cannot explain has anything to do with God?