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Wonder is Worship

Updated on November 27, 2012

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."

-Albert Einstein

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.

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.

Where to?

Lets look WHAT THIS IS.

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!

Let's Invent.

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!



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

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    • religions7 profile image


      9 years ago

      Great lens - you've been blessed by a squidoo angel :)

    • shevans lm profile image

      shevans lm 

      9 years ago

      Great lens. Provactive thinking. Peace to you and everyone.

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      9 years ago

      Yes, Hubble does raise religious questions about our place in the universe, with its awe-inspiring pictures of hundreds of millions of galaxies. Amazing...

    • AnnRadley profile image


      9 years ago

      This lens hooks right in to what inspires wonder - for me. The videos are amazing, and the Hubble Ultra Deep Field images - I could just stare and stare. The image of the multi headed, multi armed, Shiva (is that Shiva?) with an eye in the palm of each hand, says it all too. "Wonder" full lens!

    • ZenandChic profile image


      10 years ago

      Welcome to the Spirituality Group!

    • WhiteOak50 profile image


      10 years ago

      I really like this lens, alot. While I was watching the video of the hummingbird, although I have never had a hummingbird feed from my hand like that, I have held one in my hands. I have also watched a luna butterfly sit and allow their wings to dry. All of this and so much more are the true magicks of life. Thank you for adding this to the Pagan Path.

    • LisaDH profile image


      10 years ago

      Great video! I've always had a hard time wrapping my head around the idea that we aren't even as big as a speck of dust in the universe, but it's fascinating to think about it.

    • OhMe profile image

      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      10 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      That first video is amazing and so is this lens. Welcome to Squidoo.

    • M Hayden Raue profile imageAUTHOR

      M Hayden Raue 

      10 years ago

      Hook me up, people! Tell me what you think, what I can do better, if my take on this image and its implications is at all clear, at all true, or total nonsense for you! Please!


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