Strip away the division between religion and science, or more accurately, what is commonly referred to as religion and science.
The Snake always eats the smaller snakes.
Zooming in to the microscopic level, the quantum level, there still lies the blatant division between matter and spirit. There is still a quantum chasmic threshold of reality and simulation.
Matter is an imaginary construct of Spirit. It is simulation.
Spirit/consciousness engenders intelligence, creativity, curiosity, playfulness and storytelling.
The atheist must admit this. He simply substitutes the religionist's visceral belief for a more defined explanation grounded in the discovery of dissecting matter.
He is like the ant climbing the mountain and investigating all the material he interacts
with along the way -
For quantum level, and the failure to grasp understanding it, the failure to 'quantize' it, to collate it into the drawer of accomplished understanding, this leaves only abdication of the triumph of Spirit......or God, the Snake.
Stories in religion are all composed of metaphors. But metaphors are no more unreal
than concrete explanations of reality. In a way, they are even more accurate than
scientific explanations because they more easily attribute matter's existence, or
Don't get entangled, there's not much time.
Steven Joseph Christopher 4/13/46 R.E.