awe hardly tapped

How is it that
hardly any major religion
has looked at science and
concluded,

‘This is better than we thought!
The Universe is much bigger
than our prophets said,
grander,
more subtle,
more elegant’?

Instead they say,

‘No, no, no!
My god is a little god,
and I want him
to stay that way.’

A religion,
old or new,
that stressed the
magnificence of the
Universe as revealed by
modern science
might be able
to draw forth
reserves of reverence
and awe hardly tapped
by the conventional faiths.

— Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot

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Published in: on November 24, 2006 at 2:03 am  Leave a Comment  

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