The Secular Theologian

October 9, 2014 3:25 PM

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The Secular Theologian

If you were to visit Old Faithful geyser at Yellowstone National Park and watch it spout its boiling spray on schedule, you might stand in awe and wonder at the sight. Imagine what Native Americans felt there thousands of years ago or even the new European settlers who seem to have avoided the place. Real awe and wonder usually give rise to deep reflection and the sense that the place is sacred. Rituals and stories and images follow.

All our national parks, and even the small parks in our cities and towns, have similar sacred spots that inspire awe and wonder. But, as at Yellowstone, most of the educational displays you'll see tell of the science of the phenomena on view and avoid the more challenging task of speaking about the ...

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