"NOTHING EVER COULD"
"The existence of God is not self-evident. But it is unreasonable, even stupid, not to believe in God, an eternal being that had no beginning and always existed. The alternative is that there was a time when there was absolutely nothing. But that makes no sense. St. Thomas Aquinas said, "if at one time nothing was in existence, it would have been impossible for anything to have begun to exist; and thus even now nothing would be in existence--which is absurd." As Julie Andrews put it in The Sound of Music, "Nothing comes from nothing. Nothing ever could."
That extract from Charles E. Rice's Commencement Address at Christendom College , reported on the Blog Ignatius Insight, says it all . Now the reader knows why I don't believe in "Atheists" - no-one is that foolish.(The entire Address is available on You Tube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v52JJc3Cik&list=PL37BA975C3A728F59
As usual St. Thomas Aquinas gets it right.