Originally Posted by ZephyrusX
To add to it, I am an atheist, but I'd like to point out that much of what we experience in life as human beings transcends the material world irrespective of whether you believe in a divine God or other planes of reality. I can show up to my cousin's wedding (the material reality), but that material state does not inform me what state of being I will observe (anger, spite, joy, love) or how I will relate to my enviornment (detached, connected). These are issues of spirituality, for me.
Zeph, I'm curious--where do you think these "states of being" (i.e., anger, spite, joy, love) come from? Or, are they just emotions, to you?