What a World

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Last night we were watching the History Channel, they were talking about the moon walk 40 years ago and at 7:30 it was preempted by a replay of the moon landing 40 years ago.

First of all, I can understand the conspiracy theorists who say it was all filmed in a studio, I can understand why they might believe that, but I got chills as Neil Armstrong talked about his shoes leaving an imprint, the moon dust sticking to his boots and soles of the boots.

It amazed me to watch it, thinking about the fact that my mother was 110 years old when that happened. 10! We walk around in our own little minds thinking so much of ourselves and what we are doing that we forget that realistically, we are teeny tiny little nothings in this universe.

The world from a different view

I’m learning a lot about the universe and the part we play in our world now more than I ever did in school. I’m more interested now so it’s probably not that it wasn’t taught, maybe I just wasn’t hearing it. It makes me think about religion a little, a few days ago the hubby said he could see why people believe the world was created by an intelligent creator.

We’re nobodies and the discussions that I watch on the Science channel and National Geographic and all of those nerdtastic channels that I watch, just increase the belief that we’re unique yes, intelligent life is incredible but are we isolated in the galaxy, the universe? I don’t think so.

What really gets me feeling woozy and small is watching The Universe. You can guess what it’s about right? Well, when they show pictures of the earth from what must be our satellites and they show animations they’ve created of the world, it’s a hard idea to grasp that out there, is way bigger than us.

Satellite view of Florida

I wondered aloud while we watched The Universe over the weekend if there would come a time that religion was truly debunked, proven to be wrong? My feelings on religion I know are not shared by a lot of people, I personally feel very strongly that each person should have the opportunity to choose their religion for themselves.

What do you think of the universe? What are your thoughts on intelligent life beyond us?


2 thoughts on “What a World

  1. I remain unconvinced, but that’s not to say I don’t believe we had an intelligent creator. As a parent I have had those moments where I’ve looked at my situation and how miraculous things happen sometimes and can truly believe something divine is intervening.

    Then I watch the Universe and I wonder even more about the balance between science and religion.

  2. I believe in a Creator. God. As for intelligent beings….not so much, other than us on earth.

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