Re: Does everyone agree that we're on a timeline of infinity?
from my understanding from an Islamic perspective time was the first creation but I might be wrong in that belief. However, I think it is interesting that you mention if matter always existed, my view of the big bang is it seems similar to a condensed point of a massive black hole, however, some reaction caused expansion to occur and the matter was released. That matter might of been the matter that was broken down by getting sucked into the massive black hole in the first place.
I don't know if any of that makes sense but it is probably some ramblings of some idiot.