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    Default Why people are spiritual in the first place?

    I will leave this completly open because I am interested in all viewpoints.

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    Spirituality is a natural result of self-awareness. The more aware a person is of the mysteries that lurk inside them and in the world around them, the more interested a person will be in spirituality.
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    Spirituality helps to put things in perspective. In my case, it lessens the importance of (or in other words, drains the power from) the material and that which influences one's ego.

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    Spirituality is like collecting little porcelain figurines. It's silly, there's no point to it, you can't do anything fun with it or it breaks, it's a waste of time, and it's just a harmless hobby for nice old ladies who smell funny.
    No offense.

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    I don't know. I am not spiritual in any way, never have been, probably never will be. (and that's fine with me.) I think it's useless.
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    The physical utilities have let me down long enough. That's why.

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    People are spiritual because they have spirits.

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    Lots of reasons. Sometimes they're instructed to. Sometimes they're tempted to. Sometimes they do it by themselves without realizing that they're engaging in something one might label as "spiritual," sometimes accidentally or by circumstance, and sometimes deliberately, to produce a desired effect.

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    Possible reasons:

    *Concrete can get boring and meaningless. (even for sensors.) The unknown is always more enticing.
    *People like to exist for a purpose instead of just existing for its own sake, and purpose can be found through a spiritual understanding of the world.
    *Haven't there been studies for the brain activity of spiritual experiences and how there's certain brain activity? It's probably a pleasure-chemical activation?
    *Because if you're being pulled into a spiritual understanding of the world, some metaphorical force has to be acting on you for you to feel that pull. (i.e. there is a god, etc.)
    *You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.
    *Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods.
    C.S. Lewis

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    Quote Originally Posted by helen View Post
    People are spiritual because they have spirits.
    Quoted for truth

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