"NOTHING is actually SOMETHING, at times. Scientists have figured out that the weight of a vacuum of nothing actually weighs something... in fact, IIRC, it actually *appears* to weigh more than the observable universe. They don't really know why.
The real point is, what we know of as nothing, actually has tiny fluctuations of energy popping in and out of existence all the time."
Thanks, but I actually already knew that. That information was actually how I came to my beliefs. Since the void of space is made of something, there's really no such thing as "nothing." It is an illusion, a concept with no actual reality to it. That was my whole point.
"Particles that form as a result of these fluctuations can even time travel briefly!"
Hence time being an illusion, the only real time being the Eternal Now.
"I don't really agree with you that the universe has always existed... unless we're talking about the concept of "existence" always existing."
Yes, the All has always existed, it just keeps changing form. Universes are born, live, and die within the All like bacteria in the ocean. The All is similar to the idea of Brahman in Hinduism.