From your post: "The question really boils down this: Either the universe itself has always existed (is itself eternal), or it was brought into existence by a supernatural power or being."<quoted text>
I never made such a claim. As I said before, review my posts on this thread, and then quote any post where I stated a claim for the existence of a creator or where I stated that “I don’t know how the universe started, so it must have been a creator”.
That's your challenge. If you can't find where I've made a claim for a creator, and you continue to insist that I have even after I have corrected you, then you are intentionally lying.
I haven't been dishonest at all, but you sure have. You have no evidence to offer that disproves my position and are now resorting to prevarication. Pathetic.
As you are dening that the universe has always existed, than you are claiming a creator.
That was easy.
Next question: Do you know how the universe started?
If you do not answer, than you are being dishonest.