Friday, April 8, 2016

A Voice from the Past - Lewis

The real question is why the spatial insignificance of the earth, after being known for centuries, should suddenly in the last century have become an argument against Christianity. I do not know why this has happened; but I am sure it does not mark an increased clarity of thought, for the argument from size is, in my opinion, very feeble

C. S. Lewis, 1898-1963, God in the Dock, Dogma and the Universe, (Wm. W. Eerdmans Publishing, 1970, p. 39).

How should we respond to the idea that the insignificance of the earth shows that God could not be interested in us? What are the assumptions here?


  1. I love CS Lewis' writings. He puts things so distinctly.

    This is an interesting question, for sure. Actually, it's even more a paradox, I would think, for astronomers that as they see deeper and deeper into the cosmos, gaining a greater awe at its size and variety of celestial objects, they even more become all too aware at just how unique Earth is in all this vastness. For those who are maybe atheists or agnostics, I see that they too can't help but gain a sense of wonder and appreciation for our own planet! I would think that would lead some at least to consider the miracle of life, no? :)

    1. I agree. It certainly seems to me that we should remember both sides of the implications of the vastness of the universe and not just see it from one perspective.