I have been thinking about this topic a lot since it was posted. I think it may be one of my major stumbling blocks. Is the spiritual less real? For me it is.
When speaking about these things in the layperson circles I live in, science and evolution are like magic.
Every experience I have can be reduced to a survival benefit and explained by evolution. Everything else we don’t have a complete answer for is just a gap in one science discipline or another. Give it enough time and science will figure it out …eventually.
I don’t know how to argue against this (even internally) and I don’t know what I need to know more of for me to arrive at a personal comfort level with it… Do I need to understand theology better? Physics, evolution, philosophy? All of them? Is it even possible? It leaves me with an option that isn’t very comforting for me. If it is turtles all the way down, I don’t think we will find the last turtle in my life time. I will either have to accept the last turtle is floating in mid air or the last turtle is so different from all turtles above it that I am compelled to bow before it.
It feels like I have gone in a full circle. When I was young, I would ask my mother where god was. She would answer…everywhere. When I would ask how she knew she would say…you just need to have faith. Wasn’t satisfying for me then and it isn’t now. And I hate that feeling.
Personally, I can see the path to Jesus and it looks like the correct one to follow. The hard part is deciding if it is a path I absolutely need to go on. Agnostic? Unbeliever or lukewarm Christian? I don’t entirely know and that isn’t a good place to start.
That probably looks like a hot mess to most people and it probably is. I fear what is going to happen to me when they find the chemical pathway for life. For some reason I need something concrete that shows me the spiritual is real.
Apologies for poor grammar and spelling. Just thinking out loud.