I saw this quote on FB:
“Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible nature. Unaware that this Nature he’s destroying is the God he’s worshiping.” – Hebert Reeves
I wholly agree, but from the comment threads, I think many people misunderstood this quote. Even religious figures like Jesus and the Buddha said that "god is in all things" "lift a stone and you will find me" etc etc. What they were talking about is the life-force energy that makes up everything in existence, including us. What people call "god," I believe, is essentially something that is in us all. Some like to call this energy chi or prana, but I like the word consciousness. Everything in "reality" is made up of energy vibrating at different frequencies, and it is indeed conscious. It's just not "consciousness" in the way we usually think of it. Call it the unified field if you will, or “The Force”. Everything is one. If we destroy nature we destroy the very thing that we are inextricably linked too. Religion was created as a means to understand this joined consciousness, but now has become nothing more than a means to control man. Just another thing to make you feel separate, and less than what you really are. Our society likes to do this.
As one person on the thread put it: “Spirituality is man’s relationship with the Divine. Religion is crowd control.”