Swedenborg, Emanuel - The Infinite - Parallel universes
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Emmanuel Swedenborg –The Infinite and the final cause of creation
The whole universe with all its possible qualities, is yet not a point to the infinitely great. But can you then conclude that your finite is nothing, when your very senses and reason dictate that it is something; and relatively to those senses, vast enough to be indefinite, especially in the case of the finite universe?
We may therefore logically argue, that the finite is not nothing, although it be nothing in relation to the infinitely great.
Take the finite universe and let thought go forth and expatiate over it, far and wide to the verge of possibility; then let thought extend beyond it and conceive to yourself not only the universe, vast as imagination can compass, but an indefinite amount of similar universes; surely you cannot conclude simply because you can conceive a repetition of universes ad infinitum, that therefore the universe or any part of it, is nothing, although it is nothing relatively to the infinitely great.