Friday, April 09, 2010
The mind boggles again
Contrary to popular belief, it seems that being an atheist and supposedly a disbeliever in the supernatural does not necessarily keep you from having religious impulses. Deny it all you like, but spirituality is an intrinsic part of what makes us human. It seems to me that whether we realise it or not, almost all people worship something. King Solomon of Israel, reputedly the wisest man who ever lived, said towards the end of his life that God has placed eternity in the human heart (Ecclesiates 3:11). This to me partially explains where these religious impulses come from, and what drives people to look for someone or something to give them identity, purpose, and significance.