That is an assumption not an explanation.<quoted text>
Yes I do have a rational basis.
That which was caused needs a cause...
Do you deny that obvious truth?
It is the same paradox , without a cause there could be no cause.
You exempt a causer as the cause.
That's called "special pleading", what makes your cause exempt from a cause? Special pleading does, and it's not an answer. It's a paradox. You call it eternal , which is just another way of saying infinite, but infinite is not rational , because infinite cannot exist in making a rational explanation.