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Desistence and zero

Discuss philosophical questions regarding theism (and atheism), and discuss religion as it relates to philosophy. This includes any philosophical discussions that happen to be about god, gods, or a 'higher power' or the belief of them. This also generally includes philosophical topics about organized or ritualistic mysticism or about organized, common or ritualistic beliefs in the existence of supernatural phenomenon.
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Desistence and zero

Post by AtrociousDiscoveries » March 11th, 2018, 11:14 am

I was reflecting on the idea of nothingness and I found that I would always imagine things desisting- ceasing to exist. But is this possible? A world created ex nihilo cannot return to nothingness... can it? I thought about it in terms of energy, it can be created but not destroyed. Just like death isn't the end, our bodies nourish other lifeforms and our souls traverse into the next life.

What do you think? Is creation entirely reversible? Is nothingness infinity of a negative magnitude? Should we try to delineate nothingness or is it purely mathematical?

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