Tuesday, August 29, 2006

1600 years ago

Around 400 AD, St Augustine said this to God in his Confessions:
You do not draw near to any but the contrite of heart, and you are not found by
the proud, not even if they could number with curious skill the stars and the
sands, and measure the constellations, and plot the courses of the planets.

It's interesting the more things change the more they stay the same. St. Augustine was writing about early astronomers who could predict the movement of the stars. It still seems true today, university professors are some of the least likely people to understand God's existence and this is despite their often proclaimed intellect and their understanding of the very foundations of physical life.

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