I am listening to Radio West’s interview with Krista Tippets from Speaking of Faith. She was asked by a caller if people can be spiritual without a belief in God. She answers, yes, and I fully agree with her. I have had spiritual feelings, hair standing up on the back of your neck type spiritual feelings, being in nature, studying physics, listening to great music, etc. I have no doubt that “spirituality” exists without a belief in God, though I still believe it comes from God even if the person doesn’t realize it.
But what I was particularly interested in was how she defined spirituality:
I absolutely think that the absence of a belief in God does not mean you don’t have a spiritual life. If we define the spiritual part of life as the place where we fine meaning, where we anchor ourselves in what matters and discern that.
I agree. But I wonder if all the logical ramifications of this thought are recognized.