You gave us the heavens for wondering at
But knew that one day we’d explore
You hoped that we’d marvel and leave it at that
But somehow you sensed we’d want more
In time we’d consider the ancients naïve
So blind to what science would show
We’d laugh at what simpletons chose to believe
When now there is so much we ‘know’
So we voyage to find other beings like us
On the rocks flying round us in space
The issue of God we no longer discuss
We sophisticates don’t need His grace
And if we alight on a place not too far
Where humanity starts a new day
Will a godless existence endure on that star?
Do we really think man knows the way?