In Defense Of Spirituality

Science doesn’t explain everything.  

When comparing the naturalistic worldview with the spiritual worldview, one can ascertain that faith in God (or another being/energy) unlocks more information than science ever could.

For example – as a Christian, I subscribe to the monotheistic spiritual worldview which revolves around an all-powerful, all-knowing, omnipotent God.  He created sentient beings with the intention of loving them and living in fellowship with them forever.  Unfortunately, Adam and Eve – the first people, fell into sin. This subsequently separated man’s fellowship with God.  When Jesus Christ was introduced to the world, it was revealed through him that man’s lost relationship with God would be restored.  This is evidenced by many parts of scripture including:

“And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” _Acts 4:12

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” _John 14:6

The meaning of life in the spiritual worldview of Christianity is found through Jesus, and our choice to accept or deny him.

Spirituality generally aims to answer the “who, what, why, when” mysteries of our universe.  Christianity explains Earth as a temporary home for God’s children with the intention of them exercising free will to love God and each other.  Islam describes our planet as the product of “Allah”, Buddhists subscribe to spiritual evolution, while spiritual meditation unattached to any specific religion connects physical bodies with “chakras”.  According to this belief, meditation achieves enlightenment and understanding of the origins of our universe.  No matter the faith, differing beliefs acknowledge the purpose for life and the emergence of our behavioral patterns.  It is up to the individual to discern which faith based system is “truth”, but they all seek to provide answers based on more than just coincidence.

The naturalistic worldview seems rudimentary by comparison.  It explains the universe as a product of a random explosion in space.  The solar system happened to be created by a giant molecular cloud, the Earth happened to be positioned at the perfect proximity from the Sun, on the perfect tilt on its axis, with the perfect ingredients for life. Humans randomly evolved from fish out of water.  We have no purpose other than to enjoy worldly pleasures (which often leave us feeling empty), we live then die and what happens in between isn’t of much significance to anyone but ourselves.

Why do we fall in love? Why are we altruistic beings? Where do we get our morality from? The naturalistic worldview inadequately explains these things through biology, reducing humans to glorified inanimate objects.

There are many amazing biological and planetary facts which have been revealed to us through science.  However, the spiritual worldview ventures to explain supplementary questions without asserting that humans are simply programmable, biologic robots. Its ultimate conclusion on the creation of the universe unlocks the pineal gland of our minds.  That everything perfectly clicked into place without reason to create our world is more outlandish than a possible divine author, atom, or energy.

Although spirituality requires faith, I believe the existence of the metaphysical can be deduced using logical rationalization as well.

About the Author

Benjamin Knight
Benjamin Knight, the founder of We the Vigilant and host of The Maverick Podcast, was born in Engelwood, New Jersey. He is a Bible believing Christian, a right-wing Libertarian and a nationalist who is dedicated to fighting back against cultural Marxism and globalism. In his free time, Knight enjoys triggering leftists, shooting guns and being an American.

1 Comment on "In Defense Of Spirituality"

  1. An interesting essay on the topic appears in The Atlantic:

    You may find it relevant to your discussion.

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