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Dietrich Bonhoeffer on God as a Stop-Gap

"May 30, 1944", Letters and Papers from Prison, ed. Eberhard Bethge, trans. Reginald H. Fuller (Touchstone, 1997).

[H]ow wrong it is to use God as a stop-gap for the incompleteness of our knowledge. If in fact the frontiers of knowledge are being pushed further and further back (and that is bound to be the case), then God is being pushed back with them, and is therefore continually in retreat. We are to find God in what we know, not in what we don’t know; God wants us to realize his presence, not in unsolved problems but in those that are solved.