Of Old Trees, Stardust And Moments of Wonder: A Short Introduction To Religious Naturalism… by Rex A. E. Hunt on May 17, 2019

Of Old Trees, Stardust And Moments of Wonder: A Short Introduction To Religious Naturalism… by Rex A. E. Hunt on May 17, 2019

“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious” (Stephen Hawking, 1942-2018)

“The sense of wonder, that is our sixth sense.

And it is the natural religious sense” (D. H. Lawrence)

Stand under a big old tree and look up. (The tallest trees in Australia are all eucalypts, of which there are more than 700 species. While Australia’s oldest tree is a clonal male Lagarostrobos franklinii, Huon Pine, in Tasmania that is 10,500+ years old, with individual stems 1,000 to 2,000 years old).

Can you see the passing of time in its gnarled trunk? The network of bugs and insects burrowing into bark and foraging in leaves? Wildlife taking refuge in nests and leaf-lined hollows? Bacteria helping to nourish it with nitrogen?

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The human race seems to need rituals. by Gretta Vosper on April 23, 2019

The human race seems to need rituals. by Gretta Vosper on April 23, 2019

The human race seems to need rituals. Christmas, Easter, Baptisms and Eucharist/Communion are times and events that attract the most people to the church and corporate worship. Yet these same rituals are the ones where the theistic God is most evident and reinforced. How can we address this paradox?

Question & Answer (from PCN USA)

Q: By Edna The human race seems to need rituals. Christmas, Easter, Baptisms and Eucharist/Communion are times and events that attract the most people to the church and corporate worship. Yet these same rituals are the ones where the theistic God is most evident and reinforced. How can we address this paradox? A: By Rev. Gretta Vosper Thank you for this important question, Edna.

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