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Mark Southerland

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Infinity exists regardless of mankind's ability to conceptualize it.

Thought experiment:

Let's say we figuratively put everything in existence into a box. In order for that box to take shape as a 6 sided construct, we have essentially created boundaries to what is inside the box and what is outside the box.

What is outside the box is the continuation of infinity whether it be infinite solid, space or matter interspersed with space.

Infinity therefore cannot be bounded and cannot be measured. No limit exists as well as no point of origin. Infinity has always been infinite.

Now due to the universal truth that is infinity and I say that to mean that we can always trust infinity to be the quality of infinite, we can then know that infinity is a quality that can be applicable to an infinite number of qualities.

Infinitely large
Infinitely small
Infinite time
Infinite space
Infinite matter
Infinite levels of intelligence or life forms
Infinite forms of energy
On and on because infinity has room for everything.

Infinity has its concept and function in mathematics, but I think infinity proves itself to exist in the physical realm as well.

If infinity is limited, then educate me on the word that is that which is beyond infinity. If this is so, then our definition of infinity is incorrect.

Thank you

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  • May 13 2013: Infinity exist if you are a theist, if you are humble, if you are selfless, if you are wise. Infinity exist because we know that we will never know everything and that there is either an eternal darkness that follows the grave for atheist or an eternity of regret or love for the believers. Infinity exist simply because there is such thing as oblivion, because if there is something missing(for oblivion's case everything and anything else) that fills it up(the endless source of everything and anything else.) GOD is infinity.
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      May 13 2013: I like that. That's profound. Lots of meaning in there.
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      May 15 2013: Poetic, and perhaps resonates with a particular type of Theistic world view that assumes wisdom and humility is tied in some way to believing in a specific Theistic god.

      Perhaps it is anything but wise and humble to assume to assume Deists, Pantheists, Polytheists and non believers are less likely to share these qualities.

      I suggest wisdom and humility is probably equally distributed between different believers and non believers.

      I suggest there is wisdom and humility in accepting you don’t know if there are gods, life after death and cosmic justice or punishment.

      I agree anyone who asserts they are absolutely certain there are no gods may be unreasonable. But so are Theists who are absolutely certain their particular version of a god and associated dogma is the one true interpretation and the thousands or millions of others are wrong.

      Most of the people I know who consider themselves atheists simply say they don’t find sufficient evidence
      for any particular god belief to be correct, so they don’t believe in any gods. However, they don’t deny the possibility of something(s) existing that might deserve the name gods or God.

      I suggest the intellectual concept of infinity exists for non theists as well. And believing in an infinite god does not mean it exists other than as a concept. There may also be gods that are finite.

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