Is it possible for us to examine spirituality without rehashing thRC Church debate? Are you a spritual person? Do you believe in a higher being? Do we possess an imortal soul? Whjat are views on life after death? Practice religion? Pray? --- Me? I'm agnostic. Which means I don't believe or disbelieve in the presence of a deity. Some might say that's a cop out. But I'm a scientist by trade and nobody will ever prove/disprove a God using science. And for now, I'm not too concerned either way. Am i a spiritual person? We all like to say yes but the fact I burn lavendar candles and meditate doesn't make me spiritual! I do reflect a lot... sometimes I even find myself "praying"... not in the conditional sense... I find it hard to describe... I think nice thoughts... When I'm tired, and in that fuzzy place between wakefulness and sleep i do feel... special. Most of the time I feel i'm an organism like any other... a collection of carbon molecules whose thoughts and feelings of importance are nothing more than elctrical currents in my brain. I have a strong sense of morality... most of which I feel is innate but a lot has been conditioned by my Christian upbringing. Life after death? I'll see when I get there. I'd be inclined to think we're no more concious of our rotting corpses than rats or frogs but I might yet be proven wrong. Was baptised and confirmed a Roman Catholic. Go to Mass at Christmas, Easter and for family occasions. Used to be very involved in the Church as a lay person and still vlaue the enormous work that can be achived through organised religion. In the long term however, I see most organised religion as a way of enslaving humanity. As a socialist, I do think people should be encourgaed to think for themselves and not be subject to doctrine. Am very interested in buddhism however. ugh, messy response to my own topic. I'll have a think and clarify later... hopefully others will have more coherent and interesting views!