Clearly false as stated. We create things that are in time all the, um, time.<quoted text>
Says the guy who believes arockandhisbuddiesdidit...
But to your main point.
Only something eternal and outside of time could create that which is in time.
No, the problem is that your argument is so far from being logical that it boggles the mind to think about it.The problem you have, is that conclusion obviously brings us to God, which you do not like.
Causality requires time. Time is part of the universe. So the universe cannot be caused. The only way around this is if time is NOT part of the universe. That is the case in multi-verse theories, but then simply replace 'universe' by 'multi-verse' and you can run the same argument.