About Me

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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.
        As usual, YMMV - your mileage may vary.

As a student of the Master Jesus, but also a modern scientist, I don't believe in the magic, miracles and superstitions of the past - including gods and goddesses, angels and demons, griffins and unicorns, but rather the reality of the stars and galaxies, computers and DNA  of today.

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

 — Gareth+


Next, About Me:

First, Contact Info and Map 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 and computing, thinking and religion. I was married and raised two kids, more if I include myself. 

I grew up in the deep south, Georgia, across the road from the county farm, home of chain gangs - vestiges of slavery. 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. However, I soon learned that TEC was also entangled in society and privilege - exactly the opposite of what the Master taught - be “in the world but not of it."

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, far beyond their religion.


Jesus, A Master Teacher




Contact Info and Map

Suggested Reading


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© Gareth Harris 2017       --------        Contact email: garethharris@mac.com        --------         see also: GarethHarris.com