In all the discussion the issues have been of intellect and belief.
But we are more, and this more is largely embraced in my views
First, I must make it clear that I do not mean any form of religious
spirituality. I believe that our spirit is the core of us, but
also involves our ethics and morals. That if we do have something
within us that is soul or spirit, then this will be uncovered
as we apply the tools and techniques of systematic social science
to ourselves. I can say that I have found it not necessary to
postulate on any such object as a soul or spirit. But that I equally
found that such a notion is most important in expressing and describing
the core of each of us, unique noted in the manner we live in
the world. It follows that in my view we do not each have the
same measure of spirituality.
From my exploring and reflecting I concluded that my spirit is
something that comes initially to me, but then once at an age
where I can understand I can in fact nurture and develop the spirit
As a boy I was to be undergo confirmation in the Anglican Church.
I was expected to sign a paper declaring my faith. I refused since
the paper said things of which I was not convinced, and sought
a leap of faith offensive to my intellect.
Since then I have pondered faith, and the need to believe in
something bigger than self. Slowly it emerged, and as the final
aspects of development of this site I will offer these ideas to
Thus our spirituality embraces our manner of being in the world,
based on core beliefs, an important aspect of which is hope for