HuffPost – Toward a More Nuanced Understanding of Secular Spirituality

11 Feb

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Atheists such as myself look at the world and wonder, Why does religion have such power over men’s minds—power that has been used for both good and evil? Those of us who refuse to dismiss the phenomenon as a form of madness continue to search for a common thread that can both explain the beliefs and behaviors we observe and maybe–just maybe–offer something positive to non-believers.

What I’ve distilled from this exercise over the past four decades is something many call spirituality, which I define as the satisfaction of our yearning for a transcendent intimacy that connects us with our fellow man while reconciling us to the reality of our own impermanent existence.

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