I went to a lecture last week on the origins of the Universe where the instructor, a well know professor with access to the Hubel Telescope, who is exploring the outer limits of the Universe, actually posited the theory that it all started with nothing. Nothing. There was nothing and then there was something. And that something came into being in a Big Bang. And the result is the exploding Universe continues to expand into the nothingness, creating, well, creating something. That something is what we call the Universe. It all began with an explosion in the nothingness and then there was nothing but light.
And the light continues to travel and expand and create what we now experience.
And that is something.
Can something come of nothing? I imagine it can. I can being doing nothing and suddenly something occurs to me so I act upon it, thus creating something out of the nothingness.
Near the end of the lecture, the professor said something I thought very telling. He was talking about the Laws of Physics and why certain things have to happen in certain ways. Like cause and effect and every action having a equal reaction, etc. Yet he could not and said it cannot be determined how the Laws of Physics came into being. Who or what created those? That, he said, we may never know, probably never can know. That is when he said the most amazing thing.
It was the Creator (God) who created them and we cannot hope to understand God. So if I understand him correctly, and I could be wrong, God is the nothingness....which, if I am not stretching it too far, is everything. Everything and nothing. One in the same. And one cannot exist without the other.
My brain starts spinning about here. Yet somehow it all makes sense. And in the end, there is nothing we can do about it. Nothing.