Saturday, 20 October 2012

"Is there Room for God?"

So asks the BBC  a propos a meeting between scientists and religious types.

Where would you find room for God? Finding room for God would imply that God only gets involved in the mysterious bits like the Big Bang or consciousness. That when there's nothing too interesting going on, God's not about. That God is more interested in Quantum Mechanics, say, or the first moments of the Universe, than in directing the traffic on the Westway. That's not a belief in God - that's not having the intellectual curiosity to want to push behind the latest known thing to the next unknown thing. I don't want to find a gap we can't fill. I want every gap to be filled and then the gaps that are left behind that. In him we live and move and have our being. We don't just fill the gaps in our life with him - however God-shaped.

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, unremembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which was the beginning...
TS Eliot: "Little Gidding"

5 comments :

  1. YES! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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    1. CB, if you can tell me what shape Being is, it's that.

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    2. Higgs boson shaped obviously... ;)

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