Elsewhere on AN there is a discussion about the word "truth". It is inexact in that it refers to what one honestly BELIEVES is so. I think that our debates would be more clear if we just stop using the word "truth" except meaning - the opposite of "lies". If we say "facts" instead of "truth", one's own perception or belief doesn't get mistaken for testable, proveable reality. I say, "Keep your truth, just give me the facts!"
Well, reading these comments, I'm a little saddened so many people look at 'Spirituality' the same as 'Religion'. However, I don't blame anyone, as it is a loose concept, as well as an indefinite one, as it cannot be measured, or seen. This made obvious by the numerous interpretations of the word in the comment section.
From a happy Atheist, I will merely say it is what I feel when I'm quiet. No being speaks on to me, nor do I begin to float , but there is a personal enlightenment. Merely a more pronounced sense of silence. Larger gaps in between my thoughts that allow the law of attraction to actually do shit. Less chaotic thinking I guess.
I've always thought when believers prayers are 'answered' they are merely experiencing a reflection of their own intense thought, rather then an actual entity working to bring it upon them. Their thoughts do it, not God. The biggest reason a catholic can pray constantly not to die, feel the intense sad emotions they associate with death, and not soon after be hit by a speeding truck. But as it follows, few people who feel the law of attraction is bullshit would actually take time to simply silence themselves, quite literally too, for as long as a day, or a few hours each day, in order to see if there is any shred of truth in it. Not that the silent thing is necessary, I just think it makes the law of attraction easier.
So it really is left up to weather you feel something you have not relatively seen, or experienced is merely a supernatural fluff of delusion.
But then, it's an argument of weather you think you should judge a matter relatively, or practically? I tend to feel both are equally important, but practicality, being more general, would probably be more acceptably accurate, because it can be judged by more people. Thus why I have no problem being called crazy in this matter. Still saddening though.
Sorry for the rant, interesting article, even more interesting comments.
More than likely, your right. The other reason the negative reaction doesn't really phase me, one way or another.