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By Ezra Klein  |  June 29, 2009; 7:05 PM ET
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how G-d converted an atheist, sort of.

it is difficult to understand how anyone can spend time in prolonged solitude in nature, and not believe in a divine, transcendental spirit, so much larger than scientific explanation.
a few days ago, at the grand canyon, i picked up the park brochure. in it, it gives a brief geological explanation of the 1,840 million year evolution of the canyon...and at the end of the explanation, it explains that the formation and raising of the colorado plateau, critical to the canyon, inexplicably escaped alteration and erosion, and it remains a mystery which continues to puzzle geologists.
i will not understand how anyone can stand at mather point, looking across the grand canyon and not feel the presence of a divine spirit. it is so much more than science can explain.
in fact, science is only a part of the conscious experience.
the world is so full of miracles....from the tiniest feather or anatomical structure and fragrance of a flower, to the grand canyon or the blue skies over sand~drifts and basalt lava beds in the mojave desert....
i dont know how anyone can fit the grand canyon, or the entirety of the universe, inside the parameters of any explanation.
the universe is so much more than that.

"all that we see or seem,
is but a dream within a dream."
edgar allen poe

Posted by: jkaren | June 29, 2009 8:50 PM | Report abuse

...I'll never view again

Posted by: gagkk | June 29, 2009 10:00 PM | Report abuse

Is it a good idea now to (co)start a new blog, and invest time and efforts there, Ezra? Shouldn't you care a bit more about this WaPo blog? As I already pointed out in the Froomkin debate, you can't be found among the blogs on the "political blogs" page! Greg Sargent, however, who started at around the same time as you, is listed there, even though under the discriminating section "more blogs". You really should talk with Marisa Katz, or whoever is responsible, about this! Or else they'll pull the plug when your contract is up for renewall because your traffic isn't strong enough. Don't let them Froomkin you!

Posted by: Gray62 | June 30, 2009 5:05 AM | Report abuse

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