LETTER: Glorious future

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In the ‘X files’, Mulder says, ‘When science can’t offer an explanation, can’t we turn to the fantastic?’

Scully replies, ‘What I find fantastic is any notion that there is anything beyond science.’

Stephen Hawkins in his conclusion of ‘A brief History of Time’ says: ‘The usual scientific approach of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the question of why there should be a universe for the model to describe.

‘ Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?’

Science just can’t answer that question.

The scientific age has produced a society that walks through life with its gaze fixed almost entirely on the present.

People with faith are different, here, vision is not limited to the present because God has revealed certain facts about an eternal future that is far superior to anything we know here. We are therefore a hopeful people whose eyes gaze naturally on the ‘now’ but also on a glorious future.

‘Aim at heaven and you will have the earth thrown in. Aim at the earth and you will get neither.’ (CS Lewis)

The Rev PADDY BERESFORD

St John’s Church,

Church Road,

Broadbridge Heath

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