Behind matter, there's a Will, be it love, hate, happiness, etc. But how can you tell it exists only by science, if science is based on observation of the matter? All that the eye can see is the external manifestation of it. For example, you can see someone punching another one in the face, but you got to interpret it to know he did it because he was angry. In that perspective, a scientific materialistic atheist is someone who claim to know that "God" doesn't exist, but by using a tool (science) who have no capacities to affirm it. Maybe, I was clumsy to put it in those terms.
Maybe I'm too narrow minded in my definition of science. That is why I asked what was your definition of it.
"If humans have the capacity to know God, then so can science, at it is run by humans.
Or do you want me to just take your word for it that your "intuition" tell you all that you need to know?"
If humans have the capacity to know God, it's not necessary the case with science, even if it's run by humans. A spoon and a saw are two tools created by humans, but I wouldn't try to cut a tree with a spoon. "Intuition" alone is often insufficient particularly if you don't know how and when to use it. Science amongst other things can help, but in the end, intuition must remain the backbone in the "understanding of God". Intuition is not good for everything either.
"Intuition" is maybe not the right word for it but right now it is the only word I can put on it. If I think of a better word, I will give it. Maybe someone has a better word for it.
Words can be tricky, especially when it comes down to spirituality. And English is not my first language either.
I don't even know but it has become almost a slur by pseudo-theists. I ignore it. Their "intuition" allows them to "see" the "higher plane". So they take fake pitty on those who don't share the experience. It is the same as speaking in tongues and being abducted by aliens.
Worry about deforestation instead.
For my part, don't care personally if someone doesn't know or doesn't want to know about those experiences. I do this because I think it's important as human to share our knowledge if we want to progress as a species. Than again, is only my intuition. All I can say is to take what is good, and leave the rest.
And just because we talk about metaphysic doesn't mean we don't have any worries about the nature.
But I think right now this topic is begining to go round in circles.