To the argument that the universe was caused by God, the village atheist retort is “Oh yeah?  Then what caused God?”

But the argument isn’t that every being requires a cause.  The village atheist is quite correct that if B causes A, C causes B, D causes C, and so on without end, we have a problem.  Nothing has ultimately been explained.

Rather the argument is that every contingent being requires a cause – every being that doesn’t have to be.  In reality the impossibility of endless regress makes the case for God, not against Him, because the regress continues only until it reaches a necessary being.

Tomorrow:  The Wrong Way to Wake Up