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GUEST,stringsinger BS: Freedom From Religion convention(US of course) (25) RE: BS: Freedom From Religion convention(US of course) 22 Mar 14

"Spirituality" is a word that can't be pinned down because it runs contrary to "material" which is all anyone really knows about the world, though even then, the arrogance of religious people to claim they know, based on scriptures, that which is unseen, is as close to the flat earth theory of the world as you can get.

I prefer to trust the perspicacity of scientists who enable discovery through humility, who will examine "spirituality" by making it testable, a discipline that requires logic, education and an adventurous nature.

"Spirituality" is subject to too many different interpretations and can't be defined specifically, defying any intelligent conversation on the subject.

Science, with a specific definition, can be said to be a form of spirituality in that it entails the awe that you can have with discovery, as Tyson says, when you realize that we are connected to the orbs in outer space because our bodies retain those chemicals that they have.

We find that the multiverse is expanding, that dark matter controls the gravitational pull of planets, stars and asteroids away from each other, that worlds collide, that there are new planets being discovered; if the excitement over these discoveries are what defines "spirituality" then I can accept this term rather than some obeisance to a cheesy god.

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