“Atheist, fundamentalist, polite church, synagogue, or mosque-goer — all of us — should celebrate the discovery of Higgs boson as a glorious example of the human mind’s ability to figure things out. Here’s to the smattering of human beings who are very, very smart in the ways of quantum mechanics. The rest of us need only be smart enough to honor you.”
Since you’re here, I hope you’re here to participate.
If you’d like to know what led me to start this conversation, please click on “My Four Days with the Episcopalians” under writings. One story is, after all, worth a thousand attempts at explanation.
To give our conversation structure, I’ll post 10 more monthly questions to help us probe our working relationships with the great Whatever. In the goose/gander sauce spirit, I’ll post my own (mostly short) answers, as well. The next question is scheduled to appear in On Faith at washingtonpost.com on Sunday, July 4th. It will also be asked on this website.
Civility and respect are the only criteria for participation. Threats of hell or howls of derision will be deleted. Anything mean-spirited will also be deleted.
There’s no right or wrong about this—and hopefully, by the time we’ve worked our way through the questions together, we’ll all be bit more aware of that. I look forward very much to talking with you.