posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 12:18 AM
Religion doesn't have the spirituality market cornered, not by a LONG shot.
Spirituality is probably interwoven with our biology.
Spirituality is a part of our organic biological experience/flow-of-sensation.
Arguably we are spiritual beings, almost certainly in part.
Instead of doing a binary cleavage of either-or with spirituality, we should see it as a natural intrinsic & NECESSARY aspect of our biology.
Meditation is certainly something to consider as an atheist for its possible benefits,
but to pray implies some kind of confirmed religious belief or at least speculation.
To enable, strengthen, increase our self centric balance is generally to have a better mind.
A lot of religion is sold like pre-processed, industrialized 'spirituality'. It tends towards monotony & machine-like uniformity, for the good & bad
I prefer the notion that spirituality is a unique, personal, intimate experience that one only sometimes shares with some others.