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  • "Yes, I know what 'God of the gaps' means, I just sort of see scientific discovery as analogous to a problem being like a piece of paper, and solving that is like drawing a line across it. So you've sort of explained something but at the same time you have created more sections of un-lined paper. You can fill in the gaps in the paper all you want, but you will just end up with more, smaller, and smaller gaps
    Take sub atomic particles; just how small do they get? Is there even a limit on how small they could be? And do we need more and more powerful particle accelerators to discover the smaller and smaller particles, until the accelerator is the size of the Solar System, or the Galaxy, and even then their limited power limits how small you can look into the atom.
    Maybe there is no limit to the smallness of atoms.

    I only mentioned ecigarettes as I thought at least we could agree on something. :-)"
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Christian Comment with Graham Hobbs of Minchinhampton Baptist Church

I MARRIED a young lady who grew up in Nailsworth and she brought me back down here for a year.

That was in 1975 and we're still here.

As a result I have now spent most of my life here and have seen so much, even in a quiet rural area.

Recently, it was not so quiet.

I was in Stroud when some shouting broke out between two people.

Bad language was flying about and it looked like the fists were about to do the same.

I wanted to stop it but I didn't have what it took, either the brain or the muscles, to break it up so I turned elsewhere for help.

No.

It wasn't the person net to me who was looking for a free ringside seat.

Fat lot of help they were.

I tried praying instead.

Prayer isn't soft.

It is more powerful than the atom.

My simple prayer was that God would separate them.

In less than a minute, one protagonist had walked away and someone more able than me ha walked walked he other person away in a different direction.

I think it was one of the fastest answers to prayer I have experienced.

Conversely, another prayer I saw answered that month occurred almost forty years after I began praying.

I could so easily have given up but it's not about how long, how much or how cleverly I pray.

It's about the one I'm talking to.

He stopped the fight within seconds.

He changed a situation I couldn't, even if it took forty years.

have you got an unanswered prayer?

Don't give up.

I recently came across a good word.

Actually it can be turned into a sentence as well.

It's PUSH.

Pray Until Something Happens.

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