Friday, 11 September 2009

Star Struck

Last night I saw a shooting star - only the second or third I've ever seen. Living in London it is hard to see the stars due to the glow of streetlights, security lights and illuminated buildings so I didn't see it in all its glory.

I have often wondered if not being able to see the stars is behind the drift away from faith in the UK. People don't look up at the glory of heaven and wonder; instead they look down and into themselves.

1 comment:

Stori Lundi said...

Hi there! I just stumbled upon your blog from Stuff Christian Culture Likes and have been reading through your entries.

I used to run the planetarium at the Smithsonian and it always amazed me how many people have never really looked at the sky. Even in the city, you can still see some things like the moon and the visible planets. Shooting stars are harder to catch and most of the major meteror showers are in the wee hours of the morning.

But if nothing else, looking up reminds us that there is something bigger than ourselves out there, even if it is the vastness of space. I think that's pretty neat and oddly comforting.