William Lane Craig is fond of the Kalām philosophical argument for the existence for god. It is sometimes known as the cosmological argument. It was devised in the 19th century by an Islamic theologian Sayyid Ahmad Khan who called it jadid ’ilm al-kalam. It goes like this: Why do we have something rather than nothing? If the universe began in a Big Bang, then what caused the Big Bang? Something must have started the ball rolling. That something could only have been God, in particular Yahweh.

I see several problems with the Kalām argument:

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