Wonder is Worship
Gawk! Loiter Among Thusness!
Hubble Deep Field Image and Ultra Deep Field are the most important images ever taken. Being struck with the fact that we are one planet in one galaxy among COUNTESS TRILLIONS of GALAXIES absolutely decimates any human self importance, whatsoever. The fact is, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, whatever, we are lost and forever stuck here on Earth.
The universe is vast, cold and ancient.
We need a sensible story.
We need to react to Hubble Deep Field image. Ignoring it would be a true shame and would miss an opportunity for real human growth.
Let's get out there. Let's dance with falling leaves. Let's feed hummingbirds. Let's gawk. Most importantly, lets not stifle for tired old doctrine.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
Hubble Deep Field - Please watch this. It will blow you away.
On it's own Hubble Deep Field and Ultra Deep Field are not religious. But they have to raise questions and they must spark thought. What are we to do? Is this the beginning of nihilism, or a new reason for absolute altruism and genuine communication? You choose. You react.
Closer Look At The HUDF Image - Drag the circle to check out a magnified view of a little piece of the image.
- Step Closer!
In this link you can really see how BIG this image is. You can see the whole image and then take a closer look at any area of the picture. REMEMBER, EVERY POINT OF LIGHT IN THIS IMAGE IS AN ENTIRE GALAXY, NOT JUST A STAR.
The Probing of Thusness Continues - NASA's Curiosity rover is operational!
In 2012 NASA put a whole new level of rover on the moon. Bigger than the previous rovers this had to be deposited there in a very novel way. It's mission is intense, the findings have already been consequential, definitive and very exciting. Read about this new exploration into the unknown. Good one, NASA.
- NASA Curiosity Homepage
Here NASA gives a full description of the mission, the tools, the discoveries, the methods and the findings! Get informed.
- The New York Times MARS page
Here, The New York Times lays out their Mars coverage, including their snazzy and compelling Curiosity coverage, as the mission unfolds.
- Undisclosed Finding by Mars Rover Fuels Intrigue
The New York Times rounds up the latest, fascinating findings by the rover, Curiosity and the NASA team.
- Curiosity Rover Wikipedia
Here is the Wikipedia coverage for NASA's Curiosity Mars rover. Easy! Be Amazed!
Lets look WHAT THIS IS.
- Winding Water Winding Rock
It's like this.
- Wiki description of Tathata
Here are pictures, links for more links, inspiration, observation, wonder, delight, emptiness, richness, wonder.
- Billions of galaxies
This is the image. This is Hubble Deep Field. Every point of light here is an entire galaxy. This image was taken from a piece of sky, otherwise known to be blank that would be a square milimeter large held a meter from one's face. This density of ga
- Hubble Ultra Deep Field
HUDF image. Again, every point of light here is not a star, it's an entire galaxy.
- Speaking Of Faith
This is a radio show produced by American Public Media about faith and modernity. Everything from titles like, "Cosmology, Faith and Hope" to "Bioethics of Reproductive Cloning," to "The Ecstatic Faith of Rumi," are featured. Krista Tippet is the hos
- The Valley
And it's like this.
We're like this.
- Hubble Image Gallery
Tons of absolutly amazing images from this, our glowing universe.
- Five Theories To Make Your Head Explode
This clever and sometimes sardonic page discusses five scientific theories and observations, and their implications that are mind blowing, including the Hubble Ultra Deep Field image.
Emperor Penguins Know What's Up - The Blind Struggle, The Cold Of Space Exposure
The penguins just do it. They're cute they show devotion but really they're just marching on. Just trying for more. Just sweet warm flower of life on Earth against the cold winter of Antarctica.
This is their constant stand against space exposure.
Lets Look Around!
God as controller and creator is boring. God as judger and giver and taker is boring. That's just baggage, having to do with ourselves only. Atheism is a reaction to an old, silly, boring version of God. Thus, Atheism too, is BORING.
GOD IS BIGGER THAN THAT. God is everything, God is nothing, God is just this and that and everything.
God is our choices, our friends, our enemies, our being, our futures, our roots and stories.
Let's invent something instead of denying an old something else! Why Not? The entire universe, (all those billions of GALAXIES) is not going to punish us for it. We punish ourselves by stifling the wonder.
Worship is seeing the world with true eyes. To deny what is, is to deny yourself of true worship. Just because the Bible says the Earth was made in six days, six thousand years ago does not make it true.
The Bible may very well be the best poem ever written, but to accept it blindly and deny the facts of the world is absolutely to deny what God HAS done. God did not design each creature at once, that's boring.
That mankind, and all the other glorious creatures came about slowly and DIDN'T NECESSARILY HAVE TO EVER HAVE HAPPENED makes it MORE beautiful!
LIFE IS A FREE SAMPLE.
WE ARE LOVE CONDUCTORS.
Instead of Nothing, We Get Hummingbirds - A Man Enjoying Thusness
Here is a man enjoying the universe. Just giving and just taking. When it's done it's done but he did it anyway. Just feeding the hummingbirds.
Stars in the Cathedral Top - Wonder as Prayer
The woods are my cathedral, and the stars my painting on the cathedral top. Believing a story to death, even a great story like the Bible while denying what is so obviously before us is to piss on the truth of thusness.
There may or may not be some loving God, but the fact is, this is our planet and we have to be our own best friends. The universe is too big for us and the world is too small. We need to get over it and realize that our lives, our families, our communities and our choices, by virtue of being so absolutely irrelevant in terms of the whole universe, are also absolutely the most important things in our own tiny universes called our lives.
We are saddled with the ultimate version of Nietzsche's eternal return. We are each other's hills and we are all Sisyphus. Let's push together. We're all we've got.
This Happens - If You Look With the Right Eyes
Watch them rise and bob. See how they look happy? Well so what if we're the happy ones while we watch? Let's be like the balloons. Let's float away, and when it's time lets come back down.
Thus That Is - This Is Thus
Look around! This is really happening! It could have just as easily been NOTHING. But we get butterflies and the Grand Canyon! We get the infinite hardworking hands of love itself.
God is THUSNESS. God is being itself.
Wonder is Worship
Let's look God in the face instead of differing to a story we're told. Let's write that story as we go. Let's respect what this is. Let's learn more about it and worship it with wonder and questions. Let's get over each other and start having conversations.
Worship is wonder