Monday, April 2, 2012

The Daily Lewis: 04/02/2012

From an essay, 'The Seeing Eye'

"Looking for God- or heaven- by exploring space is like reading or seeing all Shakespeare's plays in the hope that you will find Shakespeare as one of the characters or Stratford as one of the places. Shakespeare is in one sense present at every moment in the play. But he is never present in the same way as Falstaff of Lady Macbethh. Nor is he diffused throughout the play like a gas....My point is that, if God does exist, He is related to the universe more as an author is related to the play than as one object in the universe is related to another. If God created the universe, He created space-time, which is to the universe as the metre is to a poem of the key is to music. To look for Him as one item within the framework which He Himself invented is nonsensical. If God- such a God as any adult religion believes in- exists, mere movement in space will never bring you any nearer to Him or any farther from Him than you are at this very moment."


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