Hawking Had Called Religious Myth Fairy Stories for, “People Afraid of the Dark”
Happy Spring Solstice!
Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!
My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is, and why it exists at all.
January 8, 1942 - March 14, 2018 (RIP)
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. Sooner or later, such a religion will emerge.
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.
Henry David Thoreau
There is no conflict between the ideal of religion and the ideal of science, but science is opposed to theological dogmas because science is founded on fact. To me, the universe is simply a great machine which never came into being and never will end.
Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. Think of yourself not only as a drop in an ocean, but also as an ocean in a drop.
Those who have not found the heaven below, will fail of it above.
The multitude always strains after rarities and exceptions, and thinks little of the gifts of nature; so that, when prophecy is talked of, ordinary knowledge is not supposed to be included. Nevertheless it has as much right as any other to be called Divine.
But I’ll tell you what hermits realize: If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.
I believe in Spinoza's God, who reveals himself in the lawful harmony of the world, not in a God who concerns himself with the fate and the doings of mankind.