“the map is not the territory” - Alfred Korzybski
Indeed, 1010RD. This point cannot be stressed enough, IMHO. For it seems a great many people today, atheists and others in the grip of "scientistic" modes of thinking, are living by the "map," and not in the "territory" which is the Reality in which individuals exist as "parts and participants".
Cicero called this mode of being aspernatio rationis, the rejection of, or contempt for, Reason. He diagnosed this rejection as a symptom of mental/spiritual disorder (read: pneumopathological disease)....
This disease seems to be endemic in our time.
Thank you so much for writing!