opinion on British science fiction writer Arthur C Clarke


British science fiction writer Arthur C Clarke said. “It may be that our role on this planet
is not to worship God–but to create him.” For those who believe, this is a startling if not offensive comment. However, this statement somehow means he has idea of what God is. But it does not tell what particular God. It is my opinion that he has read the Bible and  might have even drawn inspiration from it. I believe that in his book Childhood’s End,where  there was Apocalypses’ scenario-like or element in there. I wish he was still alive so I could confirm this. He passed away March 18, 2008. Before he died, somewhere in Sri Lanka, where he chose to spend his last few years to escape the freezing British winter months, when asked if he believed in God he was quoted as saying, “I do not really believe in the supernatural or the paranormal. The idea of whether God exists or not has always intrigued me. I think mankind may spend a long time asking, why is there anything rather than nothing? I think it’s important to remember that we are only a tiny part of a vast universe. An element of humility is required here.” When he passed away, his secretary Nalaka Gunawardene, said the author had requested “no religious rites of any kind.” He lived a full life, foresaw the concept of communication satellites and perhaps many futuristic concepts in the film-making were drawn from his ideas.

About Maria Arlene V. Goyenechea

mother of four, married, female, Filipina, fascinated with Japanese culture
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