"The principle of conservation of energy states that energy cannot be created or destroyed but can only be transformed from one form to another" In other words, the amount of energy in the universe is a constant. But energy-requiring reactions only occur at the expense of energy-releasing reactions. So where did the energy in the universe come from? The creator.
"there's a one-legged busboy in here thinkin: i don't wanna change. i'm gonna ride this white thing out, see where it takes me. that's how good it is to be white." - chris rock