This is like saying that a square circle would be a more perfect shape, it wouldn't be a shape at all, it's impossible.
Ergo, a square circle would not be a perfect shape and am omnipotent and omniscient God wouldn't be a perfect being, they are both impossible. "Shape" and "God" are not.
Wait, if you didn't understand some of the terms then why would you call it "nothing"? Why didn't you just ask me to clarify?
I understand the individual words of the phrase, but not the phrase itself. Ergo, I classified it as "nothing" based on what evidence I had. Had I been wrong, I would say so.
You started by saying that what I said was nothing, and THEN asked me to clarify a term. that is, you didn't understand what I was trying to say and dismissed it as if you did.
This is where I start to find your materialism a little dogmatic.
Find it what you like. The truth is absolute and does not depend on our view of it.
If your definition of "truth" is "dismissing opposing arguments out of hand", then I suppose that's true.
Radically contingent means "capable of being otherwise than it is"
So radically contingent means "existing"? I sure hope not, because it would need an infinite series of creators. Unless you want to claim that a god cannot change, which would severely limit its potential and power.
I didn't say anything about creation, in fact, in order to avoid begging the question, I assume that the cosmos has always existed and will always exist. I said that, because it is a merely possible" cosmos, it requires something to 'preserve' it in being.
I can see that we're engaged in a real exploration of an issue, and that you are perusing this out of a genuine sense of inquiry, and not in the spirit of sticking your fingers in your ears, shutting your eyes and screaming "LALALALAL materialism is true and only empirical evidence matters LALALALA"... I'd qualify *sarcasm* but I want to go play League of Legends.
If you understood the level of my curiosity, you would not be making such a statement.
Considering the fact that your last reply asked me to clarify terms while at the same time insisting that I was saying nothing and telling me that you were an inch away at laughing me, I would never be able to tell if you had any real curiosity or not.