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Sunday, October 26, 2003

Can humanists 'worship'?

A passage by the Rev. Albert C. Niles, as quoted recently on the UUA's Humanists e-mail list:

Worship is the human mind contemplating the wonders of the universe, and being not afraid. Standing somewhere within a galaxy of stars we ask questions, some to be answered, some only to be asked. Those which lead to truth meld into knowledge, and through our knowing worship becomes enlightened.

Yet always, and always, there remains more mystery to explore, more to be discovered than understood. All this gives substance for worship, and in our outpouring of adoration we hold in reverence even that which may never be part of our understanding.

Copyright © 2003 by Philocrites | Posted 26 October 2003 at 9:11 AM

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