It seems odd to me that the spiritualism of Depak Chopra is considered to be the authoritative form of faith on this site. Atheism has its merits, but why are the half-baked religions of a few authors are held in higher esteem than the millenia old traditions of Catholicism, Greek Orthodoxy, and Islam. Spiritualism seems to me to echo the civic deism of Robespierre's Cult of the Supreme Being.