Veritas Forum: Worship in Science

(S. Joshua Swamidass) #1

“Even my atheist colleagues… have these moments that, if they were religious, they would call it worship.”

This is a short 1 minute clip from this last year.

#2

I liked the clip. Your enthusiasm is wonderful. Although I wouldn’t call it worship, the awe of learning something new about nature is one of the greatest human endeavors.

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(George) #3

@Patrick

And so you confirm @swamidass’s link to the statement: “Even my atheist colleagues… have these moments that, if they were religious, they would call it worship…”

You are not religious… and so you do not call it worship. It’s a clever rhetorical flourish for sure (not quite logical, but certainly conveying a truth more than a fact).

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#4

There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell.
There is only our natural world.
Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.

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(George) #5

Right, @Patrick

Wow… I can’t believe we forgot your position on that … good thing you reminded us.

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I continue to remind myself this everyday. It keeps me centered, balanced and well grounded on the real world.

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(Dan Eastwood) #10

Atheists can have the same spiritual feeling anyone else can have, and it’s perfectly natural. Endorphins don’t care what or how you believe.

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(George) #11

@Dan_Eastwood

The challenge is to read @patrick saying this.

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@gbrooks9 I am a very spiritual person. :sunglasses:

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