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Wed May 31, 2017, 10:28 AM May 2017

****MAY Photo Contest--FINALS**** [View all]

Topic: The Sacred Mystery

"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.

Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.

It was the experience of mystery -- even if mixed with fear -- that engendered religion. A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, our perceptions of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty, which only in their most primitive forms are accessible to our minds: it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute true religiosity.

In this sense, and only this sense, I am a deeply religious man... I am satisfied with the mystery of life's eternity and with a knowledge, a sense, of the marvelous structure of existence -- as well as the humble attempt to understand even a tiny portion of the Reason that manifests itself in nature."

- Albert Einstein

Here are the FINALISTS from the Preliminary Threads. Voting for FINALS will remain open for 48 hours.

Please vote for your favorite! The winner will host the JULY Photo Contest. (June will be devoted to the SPRING Seasonal Contest).

What Lay Beyond?

Red Sky at Morning...

Streetlight, My Angel

End of the Road

Old and New

Out of the Darkness


20 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Time expired
What Lay Beyond?
7 (35%)
Red Sky at Morning...
0 (0%)
Streetlight, My Angel
4 (20%)
End of the Road
5 (25%)
Old and New
0 (0%)
Out of the Darkness
3 (15%)
1 (5%)
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K&R Solly Mack May 2017 #1
Wish I could vote for all of them! CaliforniaPeggy May 2017 #2
Thank you for posting and allowing us to vote! Laf.La.Dem. May 2017 #3
K&R blogslut May 2017 #4
How do you choose? leftyladyfrommo May 2017 #5
Wooo i made it to the finals!! EDIT retrowire May 2017 #6
K&R sheshe2 May 2017 #7
All are winners....... a kennedy May 2017 #8
Please vote! Dyedinthewoolliberal May 2017 #9
Kick mnhtnbb May 2017 #10
all beautiful!. . . . . n/t annabanana May 2017 #11
Kick mnhtnbb May 2017 #12
again mnhtnbb May 2017 #13
KNR alfredo May 2017 #14
kick Beringia May 2017 #15
Kick mnhtnbb May 2017 #16
Knr nt retrowire May 2017 #17
Kick! CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2017 #18
Good morning kick! mnhtnbb Jun 2017 #19
Please vote! mnhtnbb Jun 2017 #20
Lunch bump! mnhtnbb Jun 2017 #21
Kick mnhtnbb Jun 2017 #22
up mnhtnbb Jun 2017 #23
K & R femmocrat Jun 2017 #24
A few more hours to vote... mnhtnbb Jun 2017 #25
Kick. nt Sophiegirl Jun 2017 #26
tick tock... mnhtnbb Jun 2017 #27
Less than an hour... mnhtnbb Jun 2017 #28
Kick for final votes nt justiceischeap Jun 2017 #29
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