“RUTH HALEY BARTON: THE DEADENING EFFECT OF CONTEMPLATIVE SPIRITUALITY” By Marcia Montenegro.

“RUTH HALEY BARTON: THE DEADENING EFFECT OF CONTEMPLATIVE SPIRITUALITY”
By Marcia Montenegro.
(Christian Answers for the New Age)

…science is no synonym for spirituality, and the life of men is…

“…science is no synonym for spirituality, and the life of men is made up of more things than can be measured with test tubes and balances. Yet, man is
so absorbed in the pursuit of nature‚Äôs secrets that he is increasingly ignorant of his inner spiritual life, and this is one of the tragedies of our day. Men engaged in science are themselves partly to blame for this. They devote days and nights, months, and sometimes years, to the discovery of some scientific fact, but they will not give twenty minutes a day to pondering the Word of God, nor five minutes a day to the exercise of their soul in prayer to God…. Of course if men are going to lift such a miserable thing as humanity to a pedestal, then a holy and invisible God must be not only ignored, but despisingly rejected and hated, which is why many of our intellectual leaders today who look upon humanity as divine, must irritatingly and scornfully declare their conviction that a transcendent, omnipotent, sovereign and eternal Being can, for them, have no meaning.”

– from p.88 of “The Many Faces, and Causes, of Unbelief” by Bert Thompson, quoting Wilbur M. Smith.