PHILOSOPHER and mathematician Bertrand Russell said although it may seem a paradox, all exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation. When a man tells you that he knows the exact truth about anything, you are safe in inferring that he is an inexact man, he said.
Science can tell you that a DNA molecule inside each cell contains a three-billion-letter software code. But it can’t tell you who wrote the code.
The average human can fathom the laws of nature, the movement of the stars, even the beginnings of the universe itself. But knowledge is not akin to wisdom.
Our scientific knowledge is clearly more than we need to know to get by. But the universe, as sociologist Eden Philpotts said, is still full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
He said the world was a spiritual kindergarten, where thousands of bewildered infants were trying to spell GOD using the wrong blocks.
“Most of us do not realise how powerful the creator is,’’ said philosopher William Inge.
“The failure of rationalism is that it fails to find a place for God in its picture of the world.
“The thing is that God can not be fitted into a diagram. He is rather on a canvas on which the picture of our lives are painted, or in the frame in which the picture is set
Christianity is about entering the story of God and realising that even when we fail and fall, God still cares about us. Still loves us.