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My Spiritual Autobiography

The eye of God.  An image of a black hole , using Event Horizon Telescope observations of the center of the galaxy M87. I believe in the obvious, particularly in what I can observe.   I have an evidence-based view of the world and the cosmos.   I feel fortunate that I never was committed to the ideals developed by, as written by Sam Harris , “sand-strewn men… who thought the earth was flat and for whom a wheelbarrow would have been a breathtaking example of emerging technology." I was baptized in the Moravian Church .   I have no memory of this, but I do have a baptismal certificate.   The church  was in Ohio, near the home of my maternal grandparents.  Th e Moravian Church stressed humility, discipline, peacefulness, and simplicity in worship and lifestyle, and I assume my mother shared these ideals at one time. Its “founder,” John Hus, was burned at the stake as heretic in 1415 because of his insistence that Scripture and plain reason were the fina