Flatlanders

The world today is divided between those who think that our three-dimensional universe is the sum total of reality, and those who believe there is something more beyond this realm of time and space. It reminds me of Edwin Abbott, who once wrote a famous story about a place called Flatland. It concerned a group of people who live in a two-dimensional world. They have length and width but not height – like living on a sheet of paper. They can move across it and along it, but have no concept of anything above or below it.
And so it is with us. We live in a three-dimensional world; but the fact that humankind has always had an intuitive sense that there is far more to ultimate reality than that, reminds us that God exists in infinite dimensions which are as mysterious to us as we might be to the Flatlanders.

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