Many comments back in this thread I was questioned on how could an Atheist believe in Spirituality.
My son just recently started working for an organization called Telos in Orem Utah that is a treatment center for at risk teens. I was looking over their website and I thought the way they defined Spirituality hit the nail on the head for me and thought I would share.
“Spirituality: We believe spirituality is a person’s ability to connect to a purpose greater than oneself. It allows one to understand and live principles of goodness. It also allows the mind and spirit control physical and emotional impulses. Spirituality is an essential component in the development of individual worth and moral reasoning.”
I was telling my Son how I liked this definition and that I had run into resistance from people of faith saying that it didn’t make sense for an Atheist to claim spirituality, he responded with the following comment.
“so when you are talking to reactionary Christians like me, use the word humanist and we’ll think of the Renaissance instead of Lenin”
Just thought I would share.]]>
Also, according to Alma, all atheists are really theists deep down inside who are just under the devil’s power.]]>
The mere fact that a being has magic powers doesn’t automatically make him worship-worthy in my mind.]]>
That’s a god I can believe in!]]>