…Is that spiritual people have had experiences where they dissolved their boundaries and ego. So they no longer identify with the self as much, they see their ‘self’ in all creatures and nature as a whole. The idea of the all in the self and the self in the all. So, the concept of living for the whole of nature would make more sense to a spiritual person. I am talking about true spiritual people, not ones who say one thing than act another.
Where as atheists see themselves as more of an isolated individual separate from the world around them. This seems to be the main world view in the west….either atheism or theistic dualism, both are similar in the sense that the self is seen as separate from the whole the of nature. So the western world view has been based on these ideas of a material self being a separate entity…all aspect of western view….consumer capitalism, imperialism, material reductionism.