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Mathew Naismith


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Are science & spirituality one and the same?

I believe they are it’s just they use different deductive reasoning processors to evaluate to become further aware, what do you think?


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  • Mar 16 2013: I don't think science and spirituality are the same. Science may be able to inform spirituality to some extent but does not in anyway constitute it. Spirituality is a notoriously hard thing to define, and as such people confuse it with all sorts of things. I think the biggest fallacy I'm seeing in this conversation is the equation of spirituality to religion. I believe someone pointed this out, but I cannot remember who it was at the moment.
    Religion, like science, can inform spirituality but is not itself spirituality (I do not wish to equate science and religion here, they just have the ability to serve this similar function). Spirituality is a necessarily individual thing and even if someone is accessing their "spiritual-self" through coming to an understanding of certain sciences or religious doctrines they are still going to experience what spirituality fundamentally is for them, which is going to be different than it is for anyone else.
    I think this is the best explanation I can offer without defining spirituality. I choose not to define it because I think language is a medium not well-suited to things of a spiritual nature. And I feel that defining it within language cannot fully do it justice.
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      Mar 17 2013: G'day Amanda

      Thanks you for your response.

      Fiona just below made a good point that both science & true spirituality work towards awareness in one way or another either it be awareness of an atom or ourselves. Spirituality is like phycology it digs into the very soul to explain our feeling in why we are feeling angry or depressed & gives us solutions that actually work simular to phycology & phycology is a science. I’m not talking about hoogly-boogly spirituality I’m talking about spirituality that has been proven by science to work & why, it is funny how so many people equate spirituality to just the hoogly-boogly stuff or is this done on purpose by those who don’t believe?


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