Awe, wonder, the numinous, the profound, beauty, sacredness…these experiences are not the private property of religion. Rather religion, at least in its supernatural and theistic expressions, serves only to prostitute the awe and the mystery. It bottles our essence and tries putting a lid on the wonder we naturally feel. It fails of course. Religion points to the man behind the curtain in an attempt answer the mystery. When in reality, there is no one there. The mystery is just that; mystery.

(thoughts inspired by living outside the boundaries, words inspired in part by and


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