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
Book: "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.