The idea of creation out of nothing is absurd

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Parent debateThis argument is used in the debate Does God exist?.
Argument againstThis argument is an objection to The universe was created from nothing.
Keywords: Cosmological argument, First cause, God, Nothingness[ edit ].



“Moreover, the claim that the universe "creates itself out of nothing" is a nest of contradictions: to create oneself, one must precede oneself into existence, which is impossible. Worse still, to pull oneself out of nothing, one must both exist before existing, and not exist before existing, in which case one would not be pulling oneself out of nothing, but out of oneself! In other words, this metaphysical-looking sentence means absolutely nothing.”

Frédéric Guillaud, God exists, p.115-116, Éditions du Cerf, Paris, 2013.


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