Split infinitives aside, one of the great tragedies of our culture is the gulf between the domains of "science" and "religion". Building bridges across that gulf is an urgent task that remains undone. But thanks to people such as Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, at least the work is underway. Below is an quote that highlights Roddenberry's pantheism.
I think I've gone through quite an ordinary series of steps in life. I began as most children began, with God and Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny all being about the same thing. Then I went through the things that I think sensitive people go through, wrestling with the thoughts of Jesus -- did he shit? Did he screw? I began to dare to believe that God wasn't some white beard. I began to look upon the miseries of the human race and to think God was not as simple as my mother said. As nearly as I can concentrate on the question today, I believe I am God; certainly you are, I think we intelligent beings on this planet are all a piece of God, are becoming God. In some sort of cyclical non-time thing, we have to become God, so that we can end up creating ourselves, so that we can be in the first place.
(Quoted on p 232 in "Science Friction" by Michael Shermer, Time Books, first edition, 2005.)
And my point is? My point is there doesn't have to be a point. But there can be if you make it so.
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