Originally Posted by Anxiety75
But can one truly have appreciation for nature and not give credit to the one who founded it?
Personally I don't equate worship & spirituality, I find there to be nothing spiritual about worship but plenty of spirituality in the idea of appreciation. That is to say, a person who appreciates God if they believe he/she/it is responsible for creation makes sense to me, a person who worships seems to be acting more out of fear of rather than connection to.
I'll also note that the idea of God an an anthropomorphic spirit or being that is responsible for creation opens the option of compounding that question/theory i.e. "Who/What Created God?" and then "Who/What Created That Which Created God?" and so on
The spirituality through nature approach takes away from the idea of restrictions & debate to allow for simple appreciation & that's what I like about it. I know that I am of this Planet Earth & I know that I experience it's energy(weather & environment) in both waking & sleeping moments of my existence. Science does not dispute this either intentionally or indirectly so that leaves out that conflict. Perhaps religions and/or scriptures can be helpful when you're really debating the meaning of life(& I'll note that I often watch religious documentaries to gather wisdom from various viewpoints) but to me spirituality is about appreciation. I find that I'm appreciative of nature & I'm seeking to find appreciation of myself through meditation