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    05 May '14 19:33
    ...what I experience inside every single time I listen to Carl Sagan's
    pale blue dot? I just never tire of it. I go to this video whenever I need to
    recharge and gain some perspective. It never fails me.

    YouTube

    To me it's one of the most beautiful reflections on both the marvel and
    insignificance that is our existence, and I can think of nothing that so fills
    me with bursting pride, shame and humility, all at the same time, for being
    part of the human race; being a small part of everything.
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    05 May '14 19:46
    Originally posted by C Hess
    ...what I experience inside every single time I listen to Carl Sagan's
    pale blue dot? I just never tire of it. I go to this video whenever I need to
    recharge and gain some perspective. It never fails me.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wupToqz1e2g

    To me it's one of the most beautiful reflections on both the marvel and
    insignificance that is ...[text shortened]... ity, all at the same time, for being
    part of the human race; being a small part of everything.
    yes its entirely spiritual.
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    05 May '14 22:411 edit
    Originally posted by C Hess
    ...what I experience inside every single time I listen to Carl Sagan's
    pale blue dot? I just never tire of it. I go to this video whenever I need to
    recharge and gain some perspective. It never fails me.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wupToqz1e2g

    To me it's one of the most beautiful reflections on both the marvel and
    insignificance that is ...[text shortened]... ity, all at the same time, for being
    part of the human race; being a small part of everything.
    Yes, IMO.


    Many of us can share your experience.
    But how much more joy I felt when the day I understood that my Father, my heavenly Father was the Creator responsible for all of that.

    I went down to the pond at twighlight. I heard the frogs. I heard the birds. And I joyed in my new realization - " ... my Father did this."

    But anyway, I am happy that you feel awe inspired when you view that video. I think I'll go look at it myself.

    And I would recommend to you a series of videos entitled The Privileged Planet.
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    05 May '14 22:53
    Starts discussing the little dot from 4 billion miles away.
    You can skip the 2 minute add in the beginning.

    I like the music score.

    Video #1 of 12 - The Privedged Planet.

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    06 May '14 02:14
    Originally posted by C Hess
    ...what I experience inside every single time I listen to Carl Sagan's
    pale blue dot? I just never tire of it. I go to this video whenever I need to
    recharge and gain some perspective. It never fails me.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wupToqz1e2g

    To me it's one of the most beautiful reflections on both the marvel and
    insignificance that is ...[text shortened]... ity, all at the same time, for being
    part of the human race; being a small part of everything.
    nice post 🙂

    I'm not going to check that out yet but if you're referring to what I think you are then my answer would be "yes".

    However another answer is that there is nothing spiritual about anything or alternatively everything seen and understood (and everything that isn't :0 ), is spiritual.... or has the potential to reveal a 'deeper meaning' than first glance may suggest.
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    06 May '14 02:32
    I have not listened to the recording, but one thing that Jesus did is die for human beings. No matter how many suns, planets, moons, and other things are out in space, they will not suffer destruction. The bible tells us that human souls can have a 2nd death. Even if humans seem insignificant, the bible tells that they will have an eternity to go through.
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    06 May '14 02:411 edit
    Originally posted by KingOnPoint
    I have not listened to the recording, but one thing that Jesus did is die for human beings. No matter how many suns, planets, moons, and other things are out in space, they will not suffer destruction. The bible tells us that human souls can have a 2nd death. Even if humans seem insignificant, the bible tells that they will have an eternity to go through.
    How ironic that the name of your avatar totally skips beyond the actual Point being made by the original poster.

    Sorry but you sound just like another "worshipper" spreading their dogma and hijacking a thread for no decent reason ....
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    06 May '14 03:132 edits
    Originally posted by C Hess
    ...what I experience inside every single time I listen to Carl Sagan's
    pale blue dot? I just never tire of it. I go to this video whenever I need to
    recharge and gain some perspective. It never fails me.

    To me it's one of the most beautiful reflections on both the marvel and
    insignificance that is our existence, and I can think of nothing that ...[text shortened]... ity, all at the same time, for being
    part of the human race; being a small part of everything.
    Interesting question. Does WHAT count as a spiritual experience? I.e. what DO you experience every time you watch it? Based on your post:

    - a recharged perspective
    - marvel at the insignificance of existence
    - a tide of emotions ranging from pride to humility
    - a sense of belonging

    Powerful, evocative and human. Spiritual? Not on solely on the description, in my opinion.

    Edit: PS although 'Cosmos' is dated now, I loved it at the time and bought it on VHS. Sagan is an atheist but his commentary always reflected his awe of the universe and it's machinations.
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    06 May '14 06:511 edit
    Originally posted by sonship
    Starts discussing the little dot from 4 billion miles away.
    You can skip the 2 minute add in the beginning.

    I like the music score.

    Video #1 of 12 - [b]The Privedged Planet
    .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnWyPIzTOTw[/b]
    I cared little about the music score, but the evidences and conclusions drawn beginning about halfway through the video is amazingly interesting to me. The fact that the observance of a solar eclipse as indicated in chapter 7 could trigger so much knowledge about our planet and the priviledged location it occupies to allow an observer on the Earth to discover it all seems so extraordinary that for this to happen by coincidence is unbelievable to me.

    My conclusion is that it certainly was fine tuned for intelligent life like us so we could discover the handiwork of our creator.
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