I don't think "always existed" fits in the category of a causeless universe. No beginning differs from a causeless beginning, in my estimation. They do to the extent that I subscribe to a set of invariant natural laws, some of which we have discovered, and presumably many are as yet unknown. Who knows what features lie in the "as yet" unknown? It is just that I try to separate my cosmology into the mechanics that I describe out in the Fringe threads, and the philosophy which I derive from the mechanistic model. I call the philosophy associated with my model Eternal Intent, and that intent has always existed along with the invariant natural laws. We just don't know the mechanisms of that intent yet, but as science evolves, the mechanisms of intent would gradually become part of the known natural laws. I don't fault you for any of that. Much is yet to unfold, but as it becomes understood, it is added to the body of knowledge. There will always remain that portion of natural law that is as yet unknown known. I simply separate my speculations between the mechanistic, and the philosophical.