23 October 2011

On God in three persons

“The Trinity, like any other concept about God, ... is a groping attempt to explain wholeness to a fragmented race of mortals ... The Trinity proclaims a unity that in this fragmented world we desperately need. We are mortals who are male and female, and we need to know each other, love each other.”
Madeleine L'Engle, Penguins and Golden Calves: Icons & Idols, 1996.

01 October 2011

On a perspective of humanity

You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, "Look at that, you son of a bitch."
— Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut, People magazine, 8 April 1974.

From NASA, this is the northwest coast of the United States to central South America at night.