“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who has said it, not even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”

-Buddha

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Rev. Carol Hilton

Henry David Thoreau, a Transcendentalist and friend of Emerson, is one of the most quoted Americans both here and around the world. Yet he is more complex, a potential natural scientist, a “could have been ecologist” if he had lived longer. We’ll consider how Thoreau’s being spiritually inspired by Nature led him toward natural science. There did not appear to be an artificial science/religion divide for him; thus I claim Thoreau anew as a cousin/co-religionist.

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