Religious naturalism is a form of spirituality and philosophy that combines the ideas of naturalism – which holds that the natural world is all there is, and that everything can be explained through natural causes and laws – with a spiritual outlook that emphasizes people’s relationship to nature and the importance of ethical behavior. It is a way of understanding and relating to the world that sees nature as inherently valuable and meaningful, and that views actions that contribute to the flourishing of the natural world as moral and ethical. Unlike many forms of traditional religion, religious naturalism does not typically involve belief in supernatural entities or forces. Instead, it emphasizes the importance of scientific inquiry and rationality, while also recognizing the limits of human knowledge and understanding.
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