Theologically speaking, there was always God. He exists outside of the universe [and] brought forth “something” from nothing (apart from His self-existence).
… everything in the universe (natural world) requires a cause. God is NOT the universe! That is a pagan notion of God. God is not a contingent being and does not exist in the universe. He both exists outside of it and sustains it. The two are not inconsistent.
The thing I wonder about is why this person wants to put a “cause” to everything … EXCEPT God.
And the point that God (supposedly) is “outside” the universe? Hmmm. Wonder where he is then? And how in the world does he hear all those “prayers and supplications” if he’s so freakin’ far away? (Whoops! Sorry … got carried away.)
Seriously, conjecture such as this is why the whole idea of a “god” (and especially the Christian God) is so indescribably difficult for many to swallow.
Yet many thousands of people DO swallow it. Why? Because it makes them feel good. I mean, c’mon! To think an invisible supernatural entity, the Creator of Everything (yet lives outside “everything”), actually sees, hears, and (most of all) … LOVES us? Now what can beat that?