Friday, October 10, 2014

Out of Our Depth

Creation is absolutely and entirely out of our depth, and beyond the extent of our utmost reach. And yet it is as certain that God made the world, as it is certain that effects must have a cause. It is indeed in general no more than effects, that the most knowing are acquainted with: for as to causes, they are as entirely in the dark as the most ignorant.

Joseph Butler, Fifteen Sermons, Sermon XV: Upon the Ignorance of Man.

1 comment:

  1. Itinérante4:52 AM

    I was thinking the other day about the verse that says that all good things are from God and I was wondering if it means He causes good things and on the other hand the cause of all bad things is sin or evil...

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