Hm. A word and a concept which is greatly pondered by me.Nothing is a someting inasmuch as it is a word, or a concept represented by a word - insofar I would agree; semantically though it is the opposite of any "something" there is.
Infinity, in a sense EVERYTHING there can be and more, is just as hard to accept as zero. Or not accept, but understand. Of course it exists. But something without limits...I guess that is what I am trying to find.That's why I think that a) the number zero is one of the greatest inventions ever made and b) negation is a really interesting phenomenon (because it lets us express at least a certain degree of nothingness).
I have often wondered: If the universe is in fact limited, what does its limit look like? Maybe a "limited universe" actually means that after the last galaxy, there simply is nothing but vacuum extending endlessly. But then again I think infinity, in its last degree, is almost as incomprehensible as nothingness.
Disclosure: I am not trying to say you are wrong, nor am I trying to really argue with you. All questions presented are just for...well, answers.
I guess it is more of an idea to me, religion is. They are ideas that allow you to (sometimes) ask questions. Like you said, you can question as to why things are. But can one not take anything and tell themselves that is why it is?
How do you know God exists? Yes, the Bible tells you he does, millions of people believe, but how do you just know? You experience forgiveness because you are told you would, or are you? Do you really feel the forgiveness, or just what it is like to be forgiven?
I don't understand how one feels the relationship.