posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 10:03 PM
reply to post by Astyanax
For the 1st question:
For the purposes of this discussion:
The idea of God (whatever being you believe in) = something
And Nothing = nothing...
It's that simple - there can not be anything between something & nothing...there either IS or there IS NOT
The 2nd question:
Infinite is a concept that we can have no way of understanding...
As I explained above - if you refuse to believe that something came from nothing then you MUST believe in something existing infinitely.
Basically, if you don't believe in infinity then you inherently believe that there was a beginning which logically means there must have been nothing
before that beginning - so...something came from nothing (so to not believe in infinity = belief in something from nothing...hopefully I'm getting my
point across clearly...)
So - you either believe that something came from nothing - or - you believe in infinity
I know of nothing that is infinite except God...that is because this existence as we experience it is NOT infinite...
It cannot be...there was a beginning & there will be an end to this physical world...the answer is in the question - how did it begin? (We...are not
God...God is the only thing that is infinite...we are not...& neither is our universe as we perceive it)
The 2 answers are - it came from nothing or it came from something (which must have always been or we'd be back to the it came from nothing
edit on 4-9-2013 by coldkidc because: Horribly mangled paste & copy quote - deleted
IN RESPONSE TO THE ASTYANAX'S REPLY BELOW: WHEN DID I EVER SAY I DIDN'T BELIEVE THE BIG BANG THEORY? I DO HAPPEN TO THINK IT'S A VALID EVENT...THAT
DOESN'T ELIMINATE A CREATOR
edit on 4-9-2013 by coldkidc because: (no reason given)