Friday, June 10, 2016

A Voice from the Past - Lewis

The real problem is this. The enormous size of the universe and the insignificance of the earth were known for centuries, and no  one ever dreamed that they  had any bearing on the religious question. Then, less than a hundred years ago, they are suddenly trotted out as an argument against Christianity. And the people who trot them out carefully hush up the fact that they were known long ago. Don't you think that all you atheists are strangely unsuspicious people?

C. S. Lewis, 1898-1963, God in the Dock, Religion and Science (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1970, p. 75).

How should we respond to our insignificance due to the size of the universe? Does the fact that this insignificance was known long ago make a difference?

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