Ahh, I like church. I do! Some people think it is boring, or pointless, but I go to church and I feel like… well, I feel like I’m closest to being home. I always come away from church feeling a little bit of a high. That feeling fades throughout the week, but then on Sunday, boom, there is God, waiting, always faithful. I know that’s silly. I know that God is there throughout the week, and the challenge is for me to meet him. And I try to, and some days I am able to. But there is still something about church that feels good to me.
I remember a segment on some infotainment news-type show in which there were scientists who did brain scans of people who were in worship services (of various different religions) and they found that there was a particular area of the brain that was especially active during the moment that worshippers felt this “high”. I don’t quite remember, but I think they were trying to prove that spiritual experiences were simply a rush of neurotransmitters in the brain, nothing truly spiritual at all. They thought they had pulled a fast one on believers, but really, most believers would credit God with the design of the human brain and all of the chemicals therein which make it tick. So what did they really prove? I think it’s silly when people base all of their arguments on the idea that God and Science are mutually exclusive. They aren’t! Duh!