Is there a God? If so, what is She like?
Because when something never existed there are no means available or necessary to "prove" it never existed. It doesn't get more complicated than that.
- Argument P:
P1. Either nothing exists or God exists.
P2. Something exists.
Therefore, 3. God exists.
The above "P1. Either nothing exists or God exists" is begging the question.
Rightly P1 should be;
Per Non Excluded Middle, i.e. either p or -p
- Either nothing exists or things exist.
Therefore things exists
"Nothing exists" is an oxymoron.
"Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent."
Where we can speak of 'nothing' as existing, then it must be a thing.
Any other alternative to non-existence meant one must be silent.
Point is "exist" or existence always implies a thing* in existence.
* not necessary must be a physical object, even a thought is a 'thing'.
Thus P1 is not valid.