Most places in the world won’t be affected by the shit we hear in the news.

That’s what was great about the story. It was a nice tale of the role of faith in even the most Scientific minds that’s just as powerful as the role of faith in Religion. Our society has moved away from that somewhat: the Carl Sagan agnosticism has given way to the hard categories of today. But I was glad to have been raised with the gentle hopeful humanism stuff.Well, I don’t worry terribly. It’s not a world war and even if it were, enough humanity will make it for us to be ok. I live 5 miles north of the everglades in florida, so I’ll probably never see combat or fighting or whatever. Most places in the world won’t be affected by the shit we hear in the news.

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it’s one of my all time favorite movies. Corny? Yup. The wooden religious figures? Awful. The Pure Scientist heroine? Ridiculous!

But I loved it. The meeting of dad was the best. Gets me choked up every time. Marvelous stuff.

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I fell for it hook, line and sinker as a kid. I was an A #1 Logical Positivist Star Trek fan, Science-Will-Lead-us-Into-A-Better-Tomorrow-Guaranteed kinda kid. Grew out of it, but I believed it for a long time smile emoticon

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That’s what was great about the story. It was a nice tale of the role of faith in even the most Scientific minds that’s just as powerful as the role of faith in Religion. Our society has moved away from that somewhat: the Carl Sagan agnosticism has given way to the hard categories of today. But I was glad to have been raised with the gentle hopeful humanism stuff

 

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The “blind astronomer” was the best touch I thought. “Blind faith” – literally. Marvelous.

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My religious exposure was positive and more humanist and psychology than anything. Got me interested in psychology actually. Took some classes to be a child psychologist (because the professor who taught quantum mechanics was on sabattical – and this is no joke) but ran out of money so never finished.

Still, the child psych courses were very useful. It’s hard for me NOT to see humanity as overgrown children. Adulthood seems to be mostly mythological honestly smile emoticon

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