Science, Mormons, and a Ballpoint Pen
A few weeks ago, as I was leaving work, a couple of people from The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (ie. mormons) came up to me. They weren't looking to convert me, just to spark an interest in hopes that I would research for myself what I believed.
They asked me if I had any questions about the afterlife or anything relating to their religion. At the time I shook my head, took their brochure and went home to laught about it (not that the reason they were there, the fact that it was late a night in a plaza parking lot). Since then, I've found myself actually comtemplating some questions. Why don't I believe? Why don't I ever really think about it? Did I believe in a higher power as a child? Do I believe in one now?
For the past few years I've labelled myself an agnostic. Not believe myself, but not shunning others who do as well as keeping an open mind about the possibility. I never really put much more thought into it, and didn't look deeper into soul searching.
If I ever had questions, I turned to science -- biology, chemistry, astronomy, pshychology. I found reassurances in the almost on deniable. It's mind blowing to think that all of the ingredients for life came together by chance. That this infinitely beautiful universe is completely random and not created by some guy sitting on a pedistal pointing his finger at all of us. I find comfort in that randomosity.
I'll always keep an open mind to the possibility of a higher power of some sort, but my true faith will always stay with science and advancements in that field.
Hold a pen at arm's length up to the sky at night. Behind that tip of that pen lies at least ten thousand galaxies. How amazing is that? I know my mind is blown.
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