I'll start with my own personal experience. I have always been a believer in science, from a young age. Now older, I learned that people that look to religion, have something. Faith. its what keeps them happy, gives them meaning and purpose to lead a happy life, regardless of how ludicrous thier story of creation is on my opinion. For me, this meant I purposely went and learnt as much as I could through books, documentarys, internet, etc etc. Now by no means am I claiming I know a lot, but definitely enough to basically put my faith in it. It makes me completely happy at my own existence. Why I'm here, where I came from, and where I'm heading. Even tho the answers are somewhat, not as exciting as afterlife beliefs, I'm perfectly happy and content with that.
Does anybody else share this interest? I really can't help but feel that, if the education systems taught this belief more. That this civilization can step forward massively. Bring the whole world together.
I would like to share a quote from Brian Cox, from wonders of the universe, episode stardust (children of the stars in the US)
| When we look out to space we are looking into our own origins, because we truly are children of the stars. And written into every atom, of every molecule of our body is the entire history of the universe. From the big bang to the present day.|
Our story is the story of the universe, every peice of everyone. The very thing you love, of everything you hate, to the thing you hold most precious, was assembled by the forces of nature in first few minutes of the universe's life. Transformed in the heart of stars, or created in their fiery deaths. And when you die, those pieces will be returned to the universe, in the endless cycle of death and rebirth.
What a wonderful thing it is to be part of that universe. What a story, what a majestic story.
And you know what, he right. What a marvelous story to tell. How rare, and common, and percious our lives are. How were all connected, and all made of the same stuff, stardust.
So what's your opinion? Can a wider belief in this benfit man kind? I was hoping that we could keep this to an inspiring topic, rather than debates of belief. Because, were all aloud to believe what we want.