A tribute to Carl Sagan (11/9/1934-12/20/1996)

This is a beautiful tribute to Carl Sagan presented to you by The Thinking Atheist

I leave you this quote by him:

I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. But much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that assert an afterlife, I know of nothing to suggest that it is more than wishful thinking. The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there’s little good evidence. Far better it seems to me, in our vulnerability, is to look death in the eye and to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides
—”In the Valley of the Shadow,” Parade, March 10, 1996

Fifteen years have passed today and he continues to be a great influence for many of us.

If you wish to see his great series Cosmos, click here.

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About spagmonster

The spagmonster is an ex fundy who was raised as a conservative Christian. His father was a preacher and the owner of the churches he would attend when growing up, so he got to see everything from the inside. After being exposed to real world knowledge and science, the spagmonster slowly started to become a non believer in mainstream religions until he started this blog. That´s when he sat down and thought ¨Huh... I think I´m an atheist¨. The deconversion process was complete. Cheers!

Posted on December 21, 2011, in Carl Sagan, News. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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