In Purgatory, being a discussion board we tend not to talk about the artistic much. I am not that scientific but am very creative. There has been much talk of spirit and spiritual lately so I thought this might be interesting. My creative friends who are atheist use the word spirit in several ways. The human spirit, the ability to push on in adversity or through to artistic success but also they say that a poem, painting play etc touch their spirit. What does this mean? Is it simply touching emotions is there something within the human experience that we cannot really understand but is none the less affected by these things?