Things exist. If it exists, then it is something.
Something cannot both be and not be at the same time and in the same respect.
Either it is (it exists) or it is not (it does not exist). Something cannot come from nothing.
“Nothing” does not exist…in fact, it cannot exist.
Because if it existed, then it would be something.
Non-existence cannot itself exist.
But what about space? A gap…a hole? The void between stars…between galaxies?
The distance between the electrons and the nucleus of the atom?
What about a vacuum? Is that something in itself…or is it a lack of something?
What does a blind person see? What does a deaf person hear?
And what about before creation? What existed before the universe began? (Is that even a valid question?) We say that God created ex nihilo…out of nothing. And we say that as if “nothing” is in fact something that did exist before creation.
Just by the simple fact that we have given it a name, aren’t we in fact making “nothing” into something? Aren’t we attemping to give meaning to something which, by its own very definition, can have no meaning…something which, by its own very definition, can have no definition at all? So wouldn’t that imply that the “nothing” which you’re trying so hard to think about right now is, in fact, something…regardless of whether or not it actually exists?
This whole concept is really driving me crazy. Any help here would be appreciated.