A friend of mine is an atheist. He believes in no higher power and there is nothing after you die. Yet, my friend also admits to love going to bookstores - for in them he feels like he has a ‘spiritual experience’.
This experience is spawned from connection with others, the feelings of knowledge and almost beauty of being in a place with such learning and creativity.
There are ways of explaining these kinds of ‘spiritual experiences’ and feelings in mechanistic atheistic terms.
But these explanations fail to fully account for these spiritual experiences.
The Bible describes humans as possessing a soul — a spirit — and we’re encouraged to worship God in spirit and truth.
So perhaps we feel spiritual experiences and connections, because we are actually spiritual beings?