Why am I concerned about the confusion in so many minds regarding the distinction of the categories? I hear the term “absolutely” bandied around so much that it becomes sickening. The same goes with the common usage of the terms “immortal” about works of art, and “infinite” about possibilities, but by far the most egregious is the use of “absolutely” which some of my acquaintances use to emphasize commitment two or three times in every conversation. These all signify a confusion in the minds of the users about where they are living and ultimately confusion about life itself. We live in a finite universe within which everything is relative. There are no absolutes within this universe, nothing is immortal and possibilities are merely finite, limited. The sooner we come to earth in this universe the sooner we can begin to realistically face the problems that human lack of understanding has manufactured and which human confusion is propagating.
As I have tried to show in my published works through the last twenty years there is an absolute reality which is transcendent to the universe of relative actualities which we rationally inhabit. This absolute is the material nothingness within which the universe exists, within which it is expanding, or, to use a more modern term, inflating. When the absolute eventually becomes actual within the universe, the relative universe will, of necessity, disappear.