Fr Ted Bobosh has an excellent post about the limitations of our empirical knowledge in regards to the physical universe. I chuckled at the quote by astrophysicst Robert Jastrow:
“At this moment it seems as though science will never be able to raise the curtain on the mystery of creation. For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.”
What we do know, as Fr Stephen Freeman states in a recent blog, is “from the very beginning of creation everything made has been made for the purpose of being united together with Christ.”
And I absolutely loved the extended quote by Sergius Bulgakov that formed the bulk of Fr Ted’s post. Whether we contemplate the moment of creation or the eschaton, we are peering into a mist. And any attempts to describe the vague shadows we view in the mist surpasses our human language to express. That’s the mystery and beauty of God’s handiwork.