posted on May, 30 2012 @ 09:39 AM
Originally posted by arpgme
I like it but it is a bit too scientific to be a spiritual writing...
I don't so much see it as scientific but more as simplistic, as in spirituality without the cultural and historical hangups. I actually do work in
the field of science though so this has probably also come through in my OP a little.
But one thing you should consider is that science and spirituality are edging ever closer. I forsee a time when one day we actually have technology
capable of measuring and therefore proving many concepts that have existed in spiritual thought for centuries.
Not suggesting you are saying this, but does knowing why
something happens make it any less beautiful?
The more I learn about the mechanics of how the universe works the more amazing it seems. The fact that I am related to every
life form on this
planet, that everything on this planet indeed the universe issued forth from one singularity and the fact that ultimately my body is made from the
dust of ancient stars I find truly incredible.
I am not an athiest (the term I use is to describe myself is 'spiritual pantheist') and I have met quite a few scientists who have themselves have
become spiritual when they began to delve deeply into the mysteries of the universe.
Mystery is not required for something to be beautiful or amazing. I find science and the knowledge it provides about the universe adds such depth,
beauty and clarity to everything I see around me in a way that simply cannot be matched by anything written in dusty old religious tomes.
The universe is truly an amazing place and I am grateful that I am a part of it and all of you....