Now that you mention it, Ivana, I do prefer “pedestrian” to “spiritual”.
To truly appreciate the majesty of nature, the mind-bogglingly beautiful, slow, steady process of evolution — that ground us and all life forms into what we are today, without any help from “god(s)” — you need to get your head out of the clouds and walk the Earth, as I did on that day with my daughter.
The greatests scientists of our time believed in God.
Well that is something religious apologists like to think to give themselves comfort in their god-delusion. The more accurate way to say it is that leading independent thinkers often had to pay lip service to populist religious conventions, lest they be shut down, attacked, censured, ostracized, prevented from doing work that advances Humankind.
Thanks for your thoughts.