Ideas do indeed have consequences, but not all ideas play out the same way or weave their way in the history of ideas toward the same destination.
Without the possibility of a design behind the universe, to ask “why” would truly be absurd.
Does the universe bear a “stamp” indicating the guidance of a designing intelligence? Lennox’s answer is yes. He has spent a lifetime arguing as much.
Around 50 BC Titus Lucretius Carus wrote a long treatise against finding purpose in nature.
What can we infer about the cause of the universe, about what brought it into being?