The question; "How did something come from nothing?" seems to come from the theist conjecture of a time when nothing but God existed. Then along comes an atheist that removes God from the conjecture leaving the theist with nothing existing, and he says; "How can we get from nothing to what we see now." What the theist fails to see is that the atheist didn't start with the theist conjecture which made God necessary. Deep thought isn't necessary for an atheist. But if he does think about it, he must conclude that the Universe is eternal. So when all is said and done both the theist and the atheist must conclude that something is eternal. To the theist, that something is a God which he can neither see or prove. To the atheist, that something is the Universe which he can see and is obvious.