Does an Atheist totally exclude the idea of Spirituality?

United States
July 8, 2009 5:30pm CST
I do not consider myself a Christian because I do not believe in the traditional doctrine of Christianity and only take certain 'aspects' of the Bible as truth, in fact I believe the Bible is a tool of disinformation, I don't follow any of the major world religions--so no, I do not believe in 'GOD' but I do find Spirituality very compelling. Does an Atheist believe only in the material, 'physical' world?
5 responses
@PSmith721 (287)
• United States
9 Jul 09
The only thing that i can say to this is: Even the devil believes in Christ.
• United States
9 Jul 09
I can respect that
• United States
9 Jul 09
I prefer the name Lucifer
• United States
9 Jul 09
It depends on the aitheist. I've read that some believe in a set future of their lives and other don't. I suppose that Atheistism is whatever they want it to be.
• United States
9 Jul 09
which would mean they believe they are their own Creator?
@roseyroser (1061)
• United States
9 Jul 09
Here are the definitions from reference.com: Atheism, as an explicit position, can be either the affirmation of the nonexistence of gods or the rejection of belief in deities. Spirituality, concerns itself with the matters of the spirit, a concept closely tied to a religious belief and faith, a transcendent reality, or one or more deities. If you read both definitions closely, an Atheist does not totally exclude the idea of spirituality. In most cases, spirituality does involve religion but it can just be a "transcendent reality".
• United States
8 Jul 09
Atheism - Literally without theism (religion). If you believe things of that nature then you are not atheist. You by no means have to believe in a major religion to be religious.
• United States
8 Jul 09
To the best of my knowledge an Athiest does not believe in any higher power. I actually dont know what I would consider myself. I believe that there is a higher power be it God, Buddah, Alah or who ever but I dont really follow any major religion either. I have seen to many good things (miracles?) happen to not believe but I think that most major religions get flawed a long the way.