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Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Revoltingest, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Christine's Uncle Fergus
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    Of all the numbers of gods, many select a particular quantity.
    Zero....I understand. It's fundamentally different from other numbers.
    The common choice: Why believe there is a single supreme being?
    (Please show your calculations.)
    Why couldn't there be a whole gaggle of supreme beings?
     
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  2. sun rise

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    Between 0, 1 and many you have covered the gamut.

    But if you want to play with numbers, what about fractional deities and transcendental ones (Aleph sub nought). Or complex ones made up of "real" and "imaginary" numbers The mind could boggle itself easily here.
     
  3. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Christine's Uncle Fergus
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    The heathen view:
    Quantity of gods = 0 + xi
    Where x is the set of counting (natural) numbers.
     
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  4. SalixIncendium

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    {Deities} ≡ Brahman

    From an Advaita Vedanta perspective, anyway.
     
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    Supreme means better than all others and semantically excludes multiple beings. You could have multiple awesome beings but not multiple supreme beings.

    I don't disagree with your point, because 1 is zero relative to 2.
     
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    Also, zero exists relative to other numbers. If there is no one then there is no zero, for zero is relative.
     
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  7. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Christine's Uncle Fergus
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    "Supreme" could refer to a group rather than an individual, eg, the Supreme Court.

    I am not used to your new avatar.
    The fox makes me think of @Laika.
     
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    I'd imagine it to be a matter of convenience. More efficient to only have to worry about one God to please.
    Having zero Gods to please is even more efficient, but, meh... baby steps.
     
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    My avatar changes from time to time, because I've never found my supreme avatar.
     
  10. Revoltingest

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    There is quantum god, who is simultaneously one, none, and infinity gods.
     
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    For me if there was more than one there would always be a power struggle.
     
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    Does zero make a sound?
     
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    @Brickjectivity, how have you not changed your avatar to this yet??!
     
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  15. Revoltingest

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    Could be.
    Or perhaps they'd be above such things.
     
  16. ChristineM

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    History does show a whole gaggle of gods, somewhere between 4200 and 10000 nor including the 330 million Hindu gods.

    Funny you should mention zero. I find it the best way to deal with claims of god, simply multiply by zero and the god goes away
     
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  17. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Christine's Uncle Fergus
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    I find 0 +ni to be more precise.

    for the non-math geeks...
    "n" is the set of numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4....
    "i" is the square root of -1, ie, an "imaginary number"
     
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  18. ChristineM

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    0 x ni is even more precise
     
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  20. Revoltingest

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    I disagree.
    My statement adds together all views....
    (No gods) + (All sets of imaginary gods)
     
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