Posted by ESC on December 23, 1999
In Reply to: What is definition of "through the glass darkly" ? posted by Barry on December 23, 1999 at
: : What is definition of "through the glass darkly" ?
: I know that 'Through a glass darkly' was the title of an Isaac Azimov short story. The phrase has also been adopted by some pressure who peer into the future, see what they want to see, and warn accordingly. If you're into this kind of thing, have a peep at 'http://matu1.math.auckland.ac.nz/~king/Preprints/book/genes/genes.html'.
It's from the Bible. (King James Version)"Now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face." I Cor. 13:12 The way I interpret this verse is, we will "understand it better, by and by." We don't know why things happen, but when we get to heaven, we will. Another version of that section of the Bible: "When I was a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part, then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. And now faith, love and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love."