“What I’m asking you to entertain is that there is nothing we need to believe on insufficient evidence in order to have deeply ethical and spiritual lives.” ― Sam Harris
How do you define spiritual or spiritual lives?
I realize that’s a Sam Harris quote, but what does spiritual mean to you? (or to anyone on this forum). I’m curious.
We’ve had discussions about this before - that spiritual doesn’t have to mean “spiritual” in the normal sense. I don’t think of myself as having any spirituality, but some members here do feel they have some sort of secular spirituality.
Yes, I know, but i’d like to know what it is. If something can’t be defined in a rational way it is completely useless.
Lois how about music? Not only is science still trying to grapple with the mechanics of music, but it certainly has a spiritual quality for me. And I daresay many billions
So, Music is still tough to define in a rational way mechanically, yet rationally no one can deny that music affects people in a secular way.
I would also say that everyone has their own right to define their own spirituality as it applies to them.
Of course you are more than entitled to point out how useless you think it is.
But we know what music is, no matter what kind of music we love or hate. We know it when we hear it. Nobody knows what spirituality is. It’s apparently a place-holder word or anything we like or that gives us positive feelings. A psychopath could feel “spiritual” over torturing or killing people.