Science teaches us that this whole universe was created about 1.4 billion years ago.
In addition, this universe has been expanding for these 1.4 billion years from a very tiny volume to this size of about 47 billion light years.
The point is that this universe is finite.
In this sense it is like a goldfish bowl. Then what is outside the bowl? This is the gravest question any living things in this universe can ask.
One thing sure is our way of thinking is restricted and effective only within this goldfish bowl. Outside, everything may be different. Even the fact or concept of death and life may be different as well as existence. Nonetheless our universe is part of the greater world including our space and the world outside this universe. We may be allowed to take a hint.
However it is somewhat horrible to think that there is something beyond our universe, since our universe is finite. The modern physics tells that something without dimensions and energy was created and disintegrated in the sheer vacuum. But at one point, it got through a barrier to exist with energy and the allowable smallest dimensions (10^-35 meters). Since then, this energy unfold itself generating time and space. The frame of our universe was built in which time started to flow while the energy transformed itself to material. With expansion of the space, many stars were generated to form galaxies and eventually this solar system. But we don't know what exists outside our universe in addition to what the original vacuum was.
In other word, our universe full of stars is akin to a goldfish bowl full of goldfish. So, as a man is outside a goldfish bowl, the God must be outside this universe. What exists outside the outside of our universe. So, it might be reasonable to think that meaning of existence is different in the goldfish bowl and outside the bowl. If man resembles the God in any degree, the God outside our university must be beyond our imagination.
We don't think that our minds and souls have been made only with material. This material universe cannot generate our minds and souls. It can only create molecules and atoms which can build living things, a mass of a huge number of molecules and atoms. But we don't think work of our minds and mysteries of our souls are all different forms and movements of molecules and atoms. Our internal space must be linked to the outside of the universe.
Anyway, this universe is built so well. From only several types of elementary particles which constitute an atom, this whole world on the earth is built. Rocks, water, plants, animals, and human beings are all based on elementary particles. It is the holy design by the God.
Some energy that could escape the vacuum finally made human beings who have worked to manufacture all these products around us, including roads, houses, cars, TV sets, computers, and cellular phones.
But of course what we have invented in the goldfish bowl must be useless outside the bowl. We are so powerless and helpless before the God.
The fact that this universe is finite is a terrible thing. We cannot help but have the fear of the God.
Bubble Universes. The fact that the visible universe came out of a small patch of the entire universe means that we live in one of the many existing universes. We can think of the original universe as a collection of bubbles and we live in one of the bubbles. Because each bubble at the beginning was not in causal relation wit the others, we will never be able to know about the other universes (because in order to send a light signal from one universe to the other it would require light signals to travel for a time longer than the age of the universe).http://www.phy.syr.edu/courses/CCD_NEW/seti/topics/cosmology/cosmology2/beyond_Big_Bang.html
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Luk 9:14 For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company.
Luk 9:15 And they did so, and made them all sit down.
Luk 9:16 Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude.
Luk 9:17 And they did eat, and were all filled: and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets.