Do you need to convert to Buddhism? Do you need to abandon the tradition in which you were raised or the ideals to which you have a deep commitment? Do you need to cast aside anything that your intellect or understanding of the world tells you is true?
Absolutely not. You can retain your current frame of reference and accept only what you are prepared to accept, a piece at a time, and only what you in fact find helpful.
Bhante Henepola Gunaratana. Beyond Mindfulness – in plain English.
When I was a teenager the space race was in full swing.
Neil Armstrong was making a complete hash of his line about one small step, and the world was looking outward into the depths of interstellar space.