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"We can speak and think only of what exists. And what exists is uncreated and imperishable for it is whole and unchanging and complete. It was not or nor shall be different since it is now, all at once, one and continuous..."
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on 27 Jun 2011

If it exists now, it must have been created, in the past. If it is imperishable, it is eternal; nothing can change and there can, ergo, be no progress. For that to be accurate, the World would still be as it was in his time, which manifestly, it is not. He says that the state is “continuous” which accepts the passage of time. The two statements are irreconcilable. What was he on, I wonder?

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"It is both necessary to say and think that being is: for to be is possible, and nothingness is not possible."
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