How do Humanists, Atheists and Freethinkers Celebrate Mystery, Wonder and Awe?

While we are asking questions, here’s one that religions readily answer but science refuses to even entertain:  How do we celebrate mystery, wonder and awe?  Where are the meeting places?  What are the rituals, the ceremonies?

Science doesn’t address what we don’t know or understand, like things that go bump in the night and things beyond what we know.  Sure, we can safely presume the house creaks at night because the floorboards/pipes are contracting in the cold, but what about smaller-than-Higgs or larger-than-universe or before-big-bang?  What about things that are, to us, simply improbable?  Where do we go to marvel with others at  stuff (still) in the realm of imagination?

And while science can explain the neurology of the feeling we get when standing on a mountain top, or holding a newborn, it doesn’t give us ways to revel in these experiences.  Where do we go to celebrate with others the awe and wonder we experience?

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One Response to How do Humanists, Atheists and Freethinkers Celebrate Mystery, Wonder and Awe?

  1. One answer is this: they go to their local Unitarian Universalist congregation and fit in. They start accepting and respecting other open-minded people, even those that lean a little towards deism. It’s about mutual acceptance, like on those COEXIST bumper stickers.

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