Letters: Summit of science occupied by theologians for centuries
Allow me to make a few comments on the God debate that is ongoing in your letters page...
First, it is a central tenet of Christian theology that God exists outside time - time being a property of the universe - and therefore cannot be 'caused'. God exists in the same way as abstract objects like numbers exist.
Second, it is a central plank of Christian theology that the world is in a fallen state and in need of redemption. But note that the very notion of 'evil' implies an objective source of goodness, which we know as God. Atheists may believe in good and evil and act morally, but they have no rational reason for doing so. If our moral compasses evolved according to some random process, as one of your correspondents suggested, there would be no reason to expect it to point to truth/goodness.