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Hawkman
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posted 05-21-2004 10:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkman   Click Here to Email Hawkman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought that perhaps some of you here might be interested in an article written by shuttle astronaut Thomas Jones. It comes from St. Anthony Messenger which is a magazine published by Franciscan monks. For me, it was a moving and interesting article.It described eloquently the experience of space flight and, as so many others before him, the spiritual side as well.
http://www.americancatholic.org/Messenger/Jun2004/Feature1.asp

music_space
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posted 05-23-2004 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for music_space   Click Here to Email music_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you very much for sharing.

François

Carrie
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posted 05-23-2004 08:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Carrie   Click Here to Email Carrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What a refreshing difference of opinion from a lady at church who told me that, "If God had meant for us to go to space, we would have been put there in the first place - we weren't, and we have no business going there". Ouch. I agree with Astronaut Jones that the more one explores, the more one learns about anything, including religion. If we were meant to stay in one place, we would not have been gifted with curiosity. Now, maybe God intended this lady to be one of those to keep the home fires burning, but I can't believe she can't see exploration for its ability to be a spiritual experience if one IS so inclined.

Hawkman
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posted 05-24-2004 12:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkman   Click Here to Email Hawkman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Carrie:
What a refreshing difference of opinion from a lady at church who told me that, "If God had meant for us to go to space, we would have been put there in the first place - we weren't, and we have no business going there". Ouch.

Next time you see her, tell her that we ARE in space. The earth itself moves through space so God did indeed mean for us to be there! :-)

Hawkman
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posted 05-24-2004 12:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hawkman   Click Here to Email Hawkman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by music_space:
Thank you very much for sharing.

François


My pleasure. I thought it was an interesting article and an interesting point of view.

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