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Enlightenment broadly means wisdom or understanding enabling clarity of perception. However, the English word covers two concepts which can be quite distinct: religious or spiritual enlightenment and secular or intellectual enlightenment. This can cause confusion, since those who claim intellectual enlightenment often reject spiritual concepts altogether.
Originally posted by Republican08
reply to post by EnlightenUp
Science is merely trying to explain how things work.
Religion is merely trying to explain how the world works according to a predefined ancient ignorant people.
On the contrary many great absolute truths have come from the scientific method, ergo, saying NO ABSOLUTE TRUTH will come from the scientific method is quite wrong.
It'd be tantamount to saying the Bloods, and The police, can coincide.
So, how does spiritualism coincide, and help science, and how does science moreso help religion, especially in a enlightenment.
Not to be confused with Spiritualism.
The Helix Nebula, sometimes called the "Eye of God"Spirituality is relating to, consisting of, or having the nature of spirit; not tangible or material. Synonyms include immaterialism, dualism, incorporeality and eternity.
Spirituality has long been associated with religion, deities, the supernatural, and an afterlife. Many equate spirituality with religion, but the two are separate entities, religion being one way man experiences spirituality. Spirituality may include introspection, and the development of an individual's inner life through practices such as meditation, prayer and contemplation.
You said a very 'curious' thing though.
Unless we look inward.
Well what is inward.
I see atoms, neurons, synapses, heart muscles, bones, tissues (no not kleenex) and much much more.
And the paragon of the body, the brain, we still do not understand, but are oh so quick, to fill in the blanks with mysticism.