I think that, as a species, when we see something natural that we don't understand, we assume it's magical and mystical and other-worldly. Look at religions around the world... gods of the sun, of thunder, of the ocean, of the stars... I think human beings just do that by nature. We create mythologies to explain what we don't understand.
I don't think anyone knows how the world was created literally. Some religions have interesting parables for the creation of man or the creation of certain peoples....but most can't really offer much actual information on the creation of the world being that that long preceded the existence of mankind. Science can only guess ba<x>sed on the bit of info we can find. We can't actually find much from the origin of the earth which is why there are some popular theories but they tend to change over time as we get new little pieces of info.
I believe they are the same thing.
I think that thought and belief are energy, and energy is of a single source. When quantum physics showed that things are as they are while we are observing them, and that we can change things by believing differently (particles versus waves), religion evolved through thought energy (fear) to explain a world too frightening to be random and a lack of understanding that it is as WE created it to be. Since I really only believe that there is ONE, and that the universe is a hologram (Mandelbrot Set), "we" are one energy playing or expressing our one consciousness. That is far too esoteric for the part of us that needs "absolute truth", to say that here is no absolute truth only belief energy makes it so. Since the ONE has infinite possibilities, there are infinite beliefs, and infinite dimensions... and, it seems, infinite religious beliefs from the most extreme to atheism. Along the scale of existence, there are infinite vibrational levels. Like channels on a radio or stations on a TV, you get to see what you want to see, believing that you and I are separate when all there really is is ONE energy and all is it.
Science is not a belief. You throw a rock upwards , i don't believe it's gonna come down, IT COMES DOWN, now i know what happens if you throw a rock upwards ba<x>sed on evidence. That's science. Earth is made from elements blown off by a dying exploding star, not a beardy guy with nothing to do.
"science might not be a belief" = science is NOT a belief!
"do you BELIEVE its theory of evolution" = again, look at your dog: he has eyes, ears, nose, teeths, four limbs, a vagina or a penis, hair, a brain, etc, etc. Does that resembles a little to you? Evolution is a fact, again, NOT a belief.
There's no facts based upon "spirituality" because that's tremendously subjective. I'm just trying to make this world a better place by trying to tell people how the universe works. Don't stick to something wrong, even if it makes you feel good, please!
So if you don't know something about the universe you just assume something someone tell you or you've read in a book that has no scientific facts at all? How come? If you have time, i can clearly explain to you some of the "miracles" you believe just "doesn't fit".
Look, there's information flowing trough your senses, your eyes, ears, skin, tongue, nose, inner organs, etc. All that information goes to your brain, and there you analyze it, but you can't make conclusions on the go, you have to experiment, to see if the same phenomena repeats again and again, you get my point? What is a "spiritual force" anyways? Something you feel in your guts? Your skin? How do you know it's not your brain or other stimulus going on inside your body? How can you believe in something that has no proof? That's just making things out of nothing but your imagination. And yeah, i'm pretty concerned about the very real power imagination has in all of us. The universe is a much beatiful place when you admit you don't know a LOT of what's going on rather that making up proofless assumptions!
As a student of Theology and Psychology I believe there in relevance in both.
I think believing in imaginary people is just silly. Just as silly, in fact, as believing the universe came from nothing, by nothing for nothing. You don't really believe everything just "poofed" into existence 13.70 billion years ago now, do you?