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DEDICATION: This site is dedicated to my grandfather, George Adams 
                        - another backwoods carpenter whose inner strength shone like a light. 

INTRO: Long ago friends asked me: Could I - a scientist, priest and atheist - show them a better worldview than society’s religions and superstitions?  - a worldview that now knows about stars and galaxies, computers and DNA, and leaves footprints on the Moon - and leaves the stone age behind? 

So I promised that I would help them build a new worldview, but that it would be their very own - as personal and unique as their fingerprints. My goal here became to provide ideas and materials to encourage my friends to develop and affirm the validity of their own worldview, not adopt mine. Mine is just one example I trust you enough to share here.

Here is the story I promised my friends so long ago.  YMMV - your mileage may vary.:

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Hoodoos in New Mexico watch the night sky - by John Fowler

Here begins: A love song
                                 for a universe that could snuff us out in a heartbeat, 
                                and yet overflows with stunning beauty, majesty and mystery:

pulchra es amica mea
you are beautiful my beloved — Song of Solomon

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And a journey:  Far,  far beyond religion - From Stonehenge:

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To Footprints on the Moon:

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In Memoriam: Gene Cernan

 The Last Man to walk on the Moon

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Come, my friends,    …   ’Tis not too late to seek a newer world.

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Come, my friends,

’Tis not too late to seek a newer world.

Push off, and sitting well in order smite

The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds

To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths

Of all the western stars, until I die.

It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:

It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,

And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.

Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’

We are not now that strength which in old days

Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;

One equal temper of heroic hearts,

Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

          --  Tennyson

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.


Thus one journeys to the stars.
— Virgil

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NOTES:
2017-01-01:
 This site is somewhat usable now. Feel free to use it for thought or discussion.
And don’t forget to guide me with your questions, please. Write to garethharris@mac.com

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