Thursday, 14 February 2013

Born Again Atheist - A View of Nature

On The Carl Sagan Portal you will find the following "Mission Statement"

"Our mission is to awaken the broadest possible public to the wonders of nature as revealed by science."

How simple and beautiful that little sentence is. How much the world could gain by incorporating this loving and honest philosophy into our view of life.

Carl was a brilliant physicist, who was able to teach in lucid and entertaining ways that often left people learning far more than they expected to learn when they began their journey with him. A delightful example of this is the monumental series "Cosmos". If you ever have a chance to read or watch anything that Carl has published, you will find his views, unfettered by supernatural superstition, refreshing and revealing.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Born again

In Christianity, to be born again is to undergo a "spiritual rebirth" (regeneration) of the human soul or spirit, contrasted with the physical birth everyone experiences. The origin of the term "born again" is the New Testament: "Jesus replied, 'Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born again.'"[Jn 3:3 NIV] It is a term associated with salvation in Christianity. Individuals who profess to be born again often state that they have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Indigo Bunting

The Indigo Bunting, Passerina cyanea, is a small seed-eating bird in the family Cardinalidae. It is migratory, ranging from southern Canada to northern Florida during the breeding season, and from southern Florida to northern South America during the winter. It often migrates by night, using the stars to navigate. Its habitat is farmland, brush areas, and open woodland. The Indigo Bunting is closely related to the Lazuli Bunting, and interbreeds with the latter species where their ranges overlap.