Clearly moved by Carl Sagan's voice from the grave in a previously unpublished set of Gifford lectures, Dennis Overbye finds that it's atheists that have true spirituality:
“I would suggest that science is, at least in part, informed worship,” [Sagan] writes...
From Sagan's widow, Ann Druyan:
Some of the books that resulted, such as Richard Dawkins’s “The God Delusion,” have been criticized as shrill, but Ms. Druyan said: “People like Carl and Dawkins are more serious about God than people who just go through the motions. They are real seekers.”
And from Richard Dawkins:
In a blurb for the new book, Dr. Dawkins said that the astronomer was more than religious, having left behind the priests and mullahs.
“He left them behind, because he had so much more to be religious about,” Dr. Dawkins wrote. “They have their Bronze Age myths, medieval superstitions and childish wishful thinking. He had the universe.”
Clearly the atheist brigade is eager to deny God, yet still is left with the God implanted yearning for something greater than themselves, so they begin to worship the 'creature rather than the Creator'. They are the 'true seekers', they are spiritual, 'informed worshipers', 'more than religious'. They thus become more insufferable and less tolerant than any fundamentalist straw man they create (see yesterday's post on the war on Creationist graduate students). They have created their own god, which ultimately turns out to be themselves, and are left with nothing but their own childish wishful thinking and overweening self-importance.