On Guide for the Perplexed (1168).
What is God? Central to Judaism, at least, is the idea that He’s a unity: “God is One.” Maimonides thinks that this means you can’t attribute properties to God at all. Why? Because (according to M’s Aristotelian metaphysics, anyway) size, color, spatial and temporal location, mental state, etc. are really parts of a thing. Unity = no parts = no properties, not even essential properties, i.e. those that define a thing. So God has no definition, and all the statements about God (He’s good, he’s all-powerful, omniscient, etc.) central to religion are strictly speaking false. You can only say what God is not.
End song: “Double Negative Theology” by Mark Lint. Read about it.
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