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.


(Dr. Patrick Trischitta) #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.


(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).


(Dr. Patrick Trischitta) #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.


(George) #5

Right, @Patrick

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


(Dr. Patrick Trischitta) #6

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.


(George) #11

@Dan_Eastwood

The challenge is to read @patrick saying this.


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(Dr. Patrick Trischitta) #13

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