When you insist on requiring a cause for every possibility for the start of the universe, you run into a paradox. I could then ask what caused the cause, and what caused that cause, and so on and so forth. If everything requires a cause, then so does your first cause.<quoted text>
Then there would be a cause. What is the cause of the particles and energy?
Particles and energy are NOT nothing.
You are trying to claim "something from something" is "something from nothing".
And yes, I know that virtual particles from quantum fields are not nothing, but they are as close as I can get to describing nothing without descending into absurdity.