Folks, I highly recommend the Alien Drums blog, also mentioned in my blogroll to the right. The sense of wonder and amazement for matters spiritual is inspiring.
It occurs to me that more than anything else, the sense of wonder and mystery is what I love about religion. Someone asked in the comments whether I was agnostic because I wondered where God came from. Oddly, I haven’t thought much about that, but the origins and pre-origins of things have always fascinated me. When you go that far back in time and mystery, religion and philosophy and even physics all start to sound very similar.
But I love more that the mystery isn’t and probably won’t be solved. For example, I love the story of Atlantis and I hope they never figure out whether it was real or a myth. (My bet: It’s a little of both.) I love that nobody knows how on earth the Egyptians were able to move those massive blocks of stone into the Pyramids, or how Stonehenge could possibly have been built, or why the Maya believed the world would end in 2012.
In fact, in some ways, to wonder at the mysteries of God’s creation is my way of praying.