Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Questioning God

Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable. How many hours are there in a mile? Is yellow square or round? Probably half the questions we ask--half our great theological and metaphysical problems--are like that. [...] We cannot understand. The best is perhaps what we understand least.
~C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed, (1961)

3 Comment(s):

At Wed Aug 31, 05:48:00 PM EST, Blogger MrKimi said...

Once again Lewis opens a window on Christian mysticism. Is the Trinity 3 or 1? Maybe both, maybe neither. Given that we know we cannot get our heads around quantum concepts why should we be able to understand God at a similar level?

Best to just let faith paper over the gaps.

At Wed Aug 31, 09:26:00 PM EST, Blogger Arevanye said...

Works for me! :)

At Thu Sep 01, 09:56:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and for me too !


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