About Me

How do we sail forbidden seas, — far, far beyond religion?

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Kind Friends, 

The preceeding part of this site is about how all of us can develop new worldviews from the changing science of the last 500 years. In contrast, this section is about my personal worldview. YMMV

There is a great paradox in society’s religions:
Society’s religions endorse society's flaws: greed and privilege, racism and nationalism, violence and militarism,
BUT somehow the contrary teachings of someone like 
Jesus the Christ or Siddartha the Buddha still leak through society’s walls, even after centuries of censorship and tampering.

I am Jesus’ student & disciple but also an atheist, which means I don’t believe in magic, miracles and superstition, together with their gods and goddesses, angels and demons, griffins and unicorns  or even fairies and elves.
We now belong to an era of stars and galaxies, computers and DNA.

My concern, like that of the Master, is about how we belong to and care for each other, not how we conform to the rules, creeds and dogmas of society and religion.

Questions arise:

Why is Jesus so admired by atheists like me?
Why does society regard Jesus as such a threat,
    trying to water him down at every opportunity?
Did you know Mary’s song - the Magnifcat,
      has been banned by churches and governments as subversive?

I cover some of this in two pages:
1 - Jesus, my Master Teacher and
2 - Seeds - about Jesus’ kingdom “Not of this world."

 — Gareth+

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Next, About Me:

First, feel free to contact me  … … … Contact Info at right   

Second, you can read about my scientific work, now mostly computer installations controlling factories, warehouses, scientific instruments, etc. at GarethHarris.com ]

Third, My History in Brief:

This site is a collection of my observations of life as a scientist [physics, computing & astronomy] and parish priest [Episcopal Church]. My background includes growing up in a machine shop plus studying physics, computing, thinking and religion. I was married and raised two kids, more if I include myself.

I grew up in deep south Georgia, across the road from the county farm, home of chain gangs. Seeking something more honest than southern fundamentalism and its racism, I went across the street to TEC - The Episcopal Church. I found this the home of beautiful and thoughtful people, rituals and music and became a priest. Soon, however, I learned that the TEC was entangled in modern society and capitalism, nationalism and militarism - exactly the opposite of what the Master taught.

Sometime ago, during the Vietnam war, I spoke out about society's love of privilege, greed and racism, violence and militarism. These so-called "Christians" threw me, my wife and babies out on the street. So, as the Master taught, I “shook the dust off my feet” and left them behind. I do miss friends and the beautiful music and places, but now sail on, far beyond religion.

Even though I live in New Mexico now, I grew up climbing Stone Mountain and Kennesaw Mountain in Georgia and watched this video on Tybee Island by the lighthouse at the mouth of the Savannah River:

These days I enjoy going out in the high country of New Mexico, mountains and desert, along the Great Divide with  my camera and saluki sighthounds. , now only one - Tari - pics at right >>

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Other thoughts:

36 Horsepower Brain

Across the Great Divide

Suggested Reading

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