This hit me like a gigantic ton of bricks about 10 minutes ago. I had to sit down and get this written out. You know my approach by now, it all about agreement and mind games. This one is HUUUUGGGEEE. Knock it out of the park. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!
OK, enough of that already. What is it I am talking about?
If you have been reading my posts, you know that I say that I am a nullist. It is an even more powerful position than an atheist. It is a position of affirmation not of denial. It is coming from a position of "I believe in the null god" instead of saying "I believe in no gods".
I am not going to repeat myself in this post. If you need you can read more by going to looking for the tag nullism
(maps to all my null god articles).
====Ok so what is the big news!!
I will let you see if you can figure it out for yourself. I bet you will get a big grin when it hits you too.
1. The strongest atheist position is the null god.
- Atheists say there are no gods, basically gods=0 (saying like in math )
- the nullist, takes an even stronger position and says gods=null
- sort of like an variable before a number is put into it.
- but that still is a specific value.
read my other posts. NULL is very, very powerful position. Way better than zero.
2. This part is not as important, but becomes important in later defenses
-Null value is sort of like the value infinity.
-it is both plural and singular at the same time.
-so if you say null god or null gods, you mean the same thing. null is null.
-null x 1000 is still null. Null +1 is null, null/1 is null, null/0 is null.
3. null god is the same as non other, not others, no others.
that is different from none. None means 0. Others mean 0 and all other values.
so if you say others, you are covering 0 and all non-zero values
an easy way of defining others is the range of assigned values.
what is the NOT(others) or what is the opposite of others?
Which comes back to not assigned, nothing, not assigned or null
not other is the same as null.
if you haven't quite got it, I am still not going to tell you my answer
but you might catch it from the next clue.
4. The bible says "Thou shalt have no other gods before me." (Exd 20:3)
... pause for dramatic effect ......
Now pick yourself up off the floor. Oh, wait not everybody got it.
Let me state this in plainer language.
5. We atheists now love the first commandment.
Well it repeated in all 3 versions of the 10 commandments of the bible
and it says this statement in all 3, almost exactly.
best of all, most versions, get it very close.
Let me re-write Exodus 20:3 for effect, but I like the original text unchanged.
"Thou shalt have ... no other gods ... before me."
"Thou shalt have ... null god ... before me."
6. This line now should make total sense why he would later state
"for I the LORD thy God [am] a jealous God" (Exd 20:5)
7. The bible already claims that the null god exists (3 times)
8. and you are supposed to put the "null god" AHEAD of their god.
I guess being forced to be in the number 2 position would make their god jealous.
I love this stuff. I hope you all have fun with this...
I would love to hear what everyone thinks. How could we make this even better and stronger.