Saturday, April 21, 2007

Unknown Or Unseen

Just trying to read this paper on the relationship between God and calculus reminded me why I keep my religious beliefs very simple and never fancied calculus too much. Probability, permutations and combinations were a whole lot more fun.

This
quote made me wonder if it is really true that we no longer have the sense of being surrounded the unseen.

"One of the reasons why religions seem irrelevant today is that many of us no longer have the sense that we are surrounded by the unseen." -- Karen Armstrong, A History of God

Maybe we don't relate the unseen to God, but we are painfully aware of both the unseen and unknown. We worry about what cell phone and microwave radiation can do to us along with what the
experience of ordering a pizza may turn into once Homeland Security implements the National ID. The former is the fear of the unseen while the later is that of the unknown.

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