And this relates to even the very deepest things of philosophy both true and false. For in the second Book of Maccabees, Chapter seven verse 28-29, we read the woman with the seven Maccabean martyrs beseeching her youngest son to embrace martyrdom. She says;
''...I beseech you, my child, to look at heaven and earth and see everything in them, and know that God made them out of nothing; so also He made the race of men in this way. Do not fear this executioner! But be worthy of your brothers and accept death, that in God's mercy I may receive you back again with your brothers...''
Every philosophy and every pagan belief affirms the eternity of the universe and the material arrangement within it only being the object of change over time.
Monotheism of whatever sect both false and true, asserts the creation of the world at a certain time long ago from now, from nothing, by God. And, the resurrection of the dead.
This is not the West, is it?