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Why zero was invented by India and not by any other civilizations

In one YouTube comment thread I have written the following to a theist:

Atheists very frequently ask this question: If God created everything then who created God? If one answers their question by saying that God needs no creation, then their usual reply would be that it is some sort of special pleading, because if everything needs creation, then why not God?

Origin Theory from Nothing

Even if it is ultimately established that there is no God, yet that fact alone will not automatically make the current theory for the origin of the universe from nothing a better theory than before.

At least three points can be raised against this theory.

Why are We Here on Earth?

We are here on earth, because God needs us.

The question 'Why are we here on earth?' can be answered in two steps:
1) First of all we will have to know as to whether there is any God or not;
2) If we can somehow come to know that there is a God, then we can further ask the question as to why he created the universe.

When we will have the answer to this question, we will also come to know as to why the universe exists, why we exist, or why we are here.

The above two have already been answered here1 and here2 respectively.

Lawrence Krauss' Faulty Logic

In the year 2010 scientist Lawrence M Krauss wrote an article in Wall Street Journal1 in which he had argued that as the total energy of our present universe is found to be zero, so from this it can be concluded that it must have originated from nothing. The gist of his argument is something like this: Let us suppose that the universe has actually originated from nothing at all. Then in that case the total energy of the universe would obviously be zero, because here everything has started from zero or nothing.

Is There a God?

Is There a God?

The question as to whether there is a God or not can only be answered properly when we will be able to settle the matter regarding the age of our universe. Either our universe is infinitely old, in which case we will have to assume that it was always there. Or we will have to assume that it is not so old; rather it began to exist merely 13.8 billion years ago. Scientist Paul Davies in an article “Is the Universe a Free Lunch?” has explained very nicely as to why our universe cannot be infinitely old and that why it should have had a beginning:

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