Easiest thing in the world: WE DON'T KNOW!! Problem solved.The problems theists throw at atheists are often metaphysical in nature - broadly, the two categories are:
The first point is self explanatory. Why is there a universe, or indeed anything at all, rather than absolute nothingness - not even timespace?
- why is there something rather than nothing?
- why is there order rather than disorder?
The second point subsumes arguments from logic, mathematics, epistemology and causality (and by extension, induction).
I'm wondering if nontheists have good responses to these questions. Is there a coherent nontheistic metaphysics that accounts for being and order? And if there is, what are the implications for theism?