Monday, 8 February 2010

the beauty of the universe

I have always loved this quote by Carl Sagan - it encapsulates my spirituality quite well, really, as I am fascinated by science (astronomy, botany, physics, chemistry, geology, and so on):
"A religion, old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the universe as revealed by modern science might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths. Sooner or later, such a religion will emerge."
- Carl Sagan
(via witches and scientists)

6 comments:

Strange Attractor said...

Love this quote. Thanks for sharing it. Science is spiritual for me, too.

Robin Edgar said...

Well I am on record as saying that all scientific discoveries are small 'r' revelations of the mind of God. Strictly speaking there should be no conflict between science and belief in a Craetor of the Universe.

Robin Edgar said...

Creator

Yewtree said...

Depends on your definition of Creator (or Creatrix).

I'm an emanationist and a pantheist, personally.

Ephemeral Thoughts said...

I love that quote. It was the tagline for my blog for a while, actually.

And hey! I'm a Panentheist (who wavers on the "en" part) and an emanationist. :)

Yewtree said...

I have no quibble with panentheists :)

I am wavering on the theist part...