Today, for Catholic365, I take a look at another argument for the existence of God, the argument from there being something rather than nothing. It is a bit more complicated, but is logically airtight and requires one less premise (that the universe began to exist) than kalam. Interestingly, this argument shows us the necessity of God even if the universe was itself infinitely old. You can add this to your arsenal for the next time you run across someone ignorantly (and usually smugly) claiming "there is no proof for God).
Gottfried von Leibniz, German philosopher and mathematician, famously saw that the question of questions, the most fundamental, most important, most life-changing question of all was simply "why is there something rather than nothing?"1 From this simple question, Leibniz was able to demonstrate the existence of God. As his argument might not be as familiar as some others, I thought I might quickly review it here.... (read the rest at Catholic365)
1. Ironically, this claim, even if true, would fail to establish atheism, as we saw here: Does Lack of Evidence for God Justify Atheism?