article in the Independent soon took on a science vs Religion flavour. My comment might offer a unifying basis for both views.Comments on the above
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It is easy to see that a naked wonder of being is lost to
interpretations backed by personal investments. The experience of awe is
not due unto any interpretations nor the mind that can make such
interpretations - but is entirely due unto the Fact of Being Itself -
which is absolutely beyond any capacity of any mind to map or define or
effect or control.
The mind accords orders of significance and
magnitude to elements of its experience and 'creates' structures of
'meaning' for itself amidst what is essentially timeless and infinite.
tend to map and measure, define and control the world considered to be
outside the self or outside the realm of a direct capacity to control.
This activity is a specialized version of what the separating mind
attempts upon its experience - which it takes for reality.
is significant about our experience apart from what the rules of our own
mind establish? Significance is unalloyed in any experience of true
existence -That you Are, or That anything Is. This is thoughtless and
direct experience - not of things outside us - but of a wholeness of
which we are one with - and not apart from.
The appearance of a
new light in the night sky cannot but pause the mind of its routines,
and this allows in alternate possibilities that the routine mind blocks
Wonder opens a different source than anything our
thinking can create. One can make religion out of this, but be careful
it doesn't cover our eyes instead of opening them!